Japan at a glance

  • 2 Project Trackers
  • 1 Investment Program
  • Downloadable data
  • National coverage
  • All sectors covered

Country overview

Japan is one of the most improved countries in procurement processes. It has transparent procurement procedures, which increase fairness and competitiveness for infrastructure investment. Japan provides significant protection for investors, with a highly liquid capital market and the ability to secure cheap lending to invest in infrastructure.

Governance structure

Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a three-tiered government system of national, prefectural, and local governments each governed by elected assemblies. Infrastructure is driven by local governments, which approach development in a coordinated manner between levels of governments.

 

Key Metrics

Top Performing Metrics

This is defined by the metrics with the highest unweighted score out of 100. 

High income country average

Financial markets:
Stocks traded

Governance:
Recovery rate

Source: InfraCompass


Pipelines


Green Growth Strategy Through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050

The Green Growth Strategy is a major strategy that includes diverse strategies and action plans to transform the energy, transport, manufacturing, and social sectors.

Pipeline

Investment Program

Country

Japan

Sector

Energy

Update Frequency

Static

Data Downloadable

Yes


PFI

This exclusve-to-members list of PPPs and PFIs in Japan is for domestic businesses and maintained by the Independent Japan PFI/PPP Association.

Pipeline

Project Tracker

Country

Japan

Data Downloadable

No

Scope Criteria

PPPs


PPP / PFI Regional Platform Agreement System

This page by the Japanese Cabinet Office links to regional/prefecture promotion of PPP/PFI opportunities.

Pipeline

Project Tracker

Country

Japan

Sector

All

Data Downloadable

No

Scope Criteria

PPPs


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National Infrastructure Banks – Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) is wholly owned and regulated by the Japanese Ministry of Finance with a mandate to provide the smooth supply of investment towards development and advancement of social, transportation, and information infrastructure in Japan. It is primarily involved in financing small business upon which it has created significant markets for financing. The DBJ offers equity, debt, and guarantee products with total assets at JPY21,188.4 billion (2022) and has built specific expertise in energy and transport infrastructure targeting high value yet high-risk gaps in the market including structured financing and mezzanine financing. Explore the GI Hub National Infrastructure Banks tool here, and read more about the DBJ here.