FCIJ BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SURVEY

Spring 2018

Survey period: 18 - 27 April 2018
Please fill in the form below and click Submit.
Note that fields marked * are compulsory.
1. * What is your opinion on Japan's economy for the next 6 and 12 months?
Please remember to check one alternative in each column
  next 6 months next 12 months
A) Strong improvement
B) Some improvement
C) No change
D) Some decline
E) Strong decline

2. * What was your company's sales revenue performance over the past 6 months
      and what is the outlook for the next 6 months?

Please remember to check one alternative in each column
  past 6 monthsnext 6 months
A) Strong improvement
B) Some improvement
C) No change
D) Some decline
E) Strong decline

3. * What was your company's profitability performance over the past 6 months
      and what is the outlook for the next 6 months?

Please remember to check one alternative in each column
past 6 monthsnext 6 months
A) Strong improvement
B) Some improvement
C) No change
D) Some decline
E) Strong decline

4. * What is the main reason behind recent significant changes in your
       business results?
Our own efforts
Additional or less resources
Exchange rates
Change in competition
Other (please indicate):
Comments on the reason selected above:

5. * What is your company's growth strategy in Japan ?
Seeking growth and expansion
Sustaining current level
Downsizing
Considering withdrawing
Comments on your company's strategy in Japan:

6.  * After the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was concluded
        at the end of 2017, implementation (e.g. lowering tariffs etc.) is expected
        for the beginning of 2019.
        How do you think the Agreement will affect your business?
Strong positive effect
Some positive effect
Do not affect us
Some negative effect
Strong negative effect
Comments to Question 6:

7.  * There have been a number of seminars regarding the EU-Japan EPA by the
        EBC and some chambers. Do you think there is need for more seminars and/
        or information sessions to be better prepared for the implementation phase?
Yes, needed
Do not know / No opinion
No, not needed
Comments to Question 7:

8. What is currently your biggest challenge/hurdle in Japan?

Questions or comments to your chamber regarding your business?
     (e.g. regulatory issues, trade barriers, noteworthy trends, etc.)


*Company Profile
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Company Size:
(number of employees in Japan)
Years established in Japan:

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