JAPAN
Region: ASIA AND OCEANA
128
of
8
Global Rank: 
20
of
3
Region Rank:

Japan’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 8.1 placing it 3rd in Asia and Oceania and 8th in the world. Japan is classified by the IMF as a part of the Advanced Economies group and by the World Bank as a high income OECD nation.
The Legal and Political Environment Subindex for Japan increased by 0.2 to 8.1 with scores of 8.6 in Judicial Independence, 8.2 in Rule of Law, 7.0 in Political Stability, and 8.5 in Control of Corruption. The Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.1 to 7.6 with scores of 8.6 in Property Rights, 4.6 in Ease of Access to Loans, and 9.5 in Registering Property. The Intellectual Property Rights Subindex remained the same at 8.6 with scores of 8.4 in Intellectual Property Protection, 8.1 in Copyright Piracy Level, and 9.3 in Patent Protection.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.1 8 of 128 3 of 20
Legal and Political 8.1 15 of 128 5 of 20
Physical 7.6 11 of 128 5 of 20
Intellectual 8.6 2 of 128 1 of 20


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.1 15 of 128 5 of 20
Judicial Independence 8.6 12 of 128 3 of 20
Rule of Law 8.2 19 of 128 5 of 20
Political Stability 7.0 18 of 128 5 of 20
Control of Corruption 8.5 14 of 128 4 of 20


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.6 11 of 128 5 of 20
Protection of Physical Property 8.6 7 of 128 3 of 20
Registering Property 9.5 29 of 127 9 of 20
Access to Loan 4.6 19 of 128 6 of 20


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.6 2 of 128 1 of 20
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 8.4 6 of 128 3 of 20
Patent Protection 9.3 3 of 108 1 of 19
Copyright Protection 8.1 2 of 104 1 of 18
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1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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