Perception of entrepreneurship Japan 2018

During the survey period, about 10.1 percent of respondents claimed to believe that they were capable of starting a business with the required skills and knowledge, compared to 46.4 percent of respondents reporting a fear of failure.

Self-perceptions of entrepreneurship in Japan as of June 2018

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

April to June, 2018

Number of respondents

2,000+ adults

Age group

18-64 years

Special properties

based on 2018 GEM adult population survey

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Definitions of the listed indicators according to the source
Perceived opportunities:
percentage of the population aged 18–64 years who see good opportunities to start a business in the area where they live.

Perceived capabilities:
percentage of the population aged 18–64 years who believe they have the required skills and knowledge to start a business.

Fear of failure:
the percentage of the population aged 18-64 years perceiving good opportunities who indicate that fear of failure would prevent them from starting up a business.

Entrepreneurial intention:
percentage of the population aged 18–64 years (individuals involved in any stage of entrepreneurial activity excluded) who are latent entrepreneurs and intend to start a business within three years.

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