Selected Asian Business Information Sources
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- Directory for Doing Business in Japan. Tokyo
: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). 1997/98.
Lists agencies, organizations and companies within
the 23 Wards of Tokyo, and in the cities of Yokohama, Osaka,
and Kobe which can supply information about or offer services
to companies interested in conducting investment and business
acitivies in Japan.
- Directory of Japanese Databases in 1998/1999.
Tokyo, Japan: Database Promortion Center, 1999.
Contains information on 2,590 databases available
in Japan. There are 1,243 commercial databases, 833 of which
serve overseas users
- Japan Handbook, edited by Patrick Heenan. London
; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
This title, which is volume 3 of the series Regional
Handbooks of Economic Development: Prospects onto the 21st Century,
provides an overview of the economic and social development
of Japan, with particular emphasis on the second half of the
- Japan Shinbun (Japan Almanac), 1999. Asahi Shinbun
Japan Arumanakku, Eiwa Taiyaku Deta Menkan, 1999.
"Comprehensive data and useful descriptive information
is provided for all aspects of contemporary Japan. Special reports
in the 1999 edition include the following: 'The Big Bank,' 'Financial
Reform Kicks Off,' 'The Japanese Economy in the Doldrums.' Text
in English and Japanese."
Library of Congress, Japan Documentation Center
- Japan Trade Directory. Tokyo : Japan External
Trade Organization (JETRO). 1997.
Lists 24,000 products and services and 2,700 companies
in Japan. It consists of four parts: products and services,
companies and associations, refectures, and advertising. The
directory is well-organized and provides six indexes for easy
access, which include export products, import products, services,
company information, industrial association information and
trade names. Company information is covered in great detail,
including capital, annual sales, names of personnel in charge
of export, imports and services, direct phone number, trade
contact preferences, office hours, trade names and availability
of catalogue, etc. A list of JETRO Overseas Offices (including
eight in the USA) with complete addresses and contact numbers
is also provided for direct information referral.
- Japan Company Handbook. Tokyo : Toyo Keizai.
Provides the latest financial information on all
Japanese corporation. Each corporation entry lists the following
categories of data: Corporate Name and Order of Listing; Characteristics;
Outlook; Income Data; Sales Breakdown; Stock Prices; Stock Price
Chart; Stocks; Finance; Financial Data Facility Investment and
Others; References and Others; Date of Establishment and Others;
and Principal Office.
- Teikoku ginko kaisha nenkan. (Directory of Banks and
Companies Registered in Japan.) Tokyo : Teikoku Deta Bank.
An annual directory of banks and companies registered
in Japan. the source is updated and continued by Teikoku Deta
Banku kaisha nenken. Higashi Nihon.
- See also the Japan Section in the Business Reference
Service guide: Business Management
and the Economy in East Asia
- Business, Commerce: Japan
Publisher: Library of Congress. Asian Division.
A Library of Congress Portals to the World
page, with selected links to electronic resources selected by
subject specialists in the Asian Division of the Library of
- Business, Management, and the Economy in East Asia: Web
Publisher: Library of Congress. Business Reference Section.
- Japan External Trade Organization
Publisher: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
An excellent site for comprehensive information on
Japan's foreign trade related subjects, it has a large number
of links leading to many useful business and government sites
in Japan and Asia. JETRO is a Japanese government-sponsored
organization dedicated to promoting mutually beneficial trade
and economic relations between Japan and other nations.
Publisher: Japan. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Formerly the Minitry of International Trade and Industry.
Includes links to recent statistical and releases, texts of
white papers, reports, and recent speeches, information about
other publications of the Ministry, answers to frequently asked
questions, and a history of the Ministry. In English and Japanese.
- Statistics Bureau & Statistics Center
Publisher: Japan. Management and Coordination Agency.
The site provides comprehensive statistical data
from the Government of Japan. Features economic and financial
data, summary of survey results, and an overview of the statistical
system in Japan. The site links to many statistical agencies.
It provides the most up-to-date statistics on key economic data,
such as consumer price index, retail price survey, labor force
survey, family income and expenditure survey, and population