Table 18: Foreign Direct Investment in Japan
by Country, FY 1995-FY 1999*

(in millions of dollars; notification basis)

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aaa aaa

FY 1995

FY 1996

FY 1997

FY 1998

FY 1999

Total March 31, 2000

United States

$1,837

$2,122

$1,255

$6,309

$2,230

$27,523

Canada

15

49

2

13

1,512

3,240

aaa North America

1,852

2,171

1,257

6,323

3,741

30,763

Netherlands

555

714

1,209

1,000

4,224

10,502

Switzerland

103

222

158

225

344

3,201

Germany

174

423

456

262

419

3,593

United Kingdom

118

360

369

289

805

3,467

France

117

93

77

131

6,685

7,766

Sweden

104

67

74

70

2

n.a.

Ireland

1

13

86

11

102

n.a.

Belgium

107

10

1

128

6

n.a.

aaa Europe

1,321

1,955

2,544

2,361

12,674

29,852

Hong Kong

27

155

338

37

108

1,386

Singapore

6

954

159

57

661

n.a.

South Korea

95

71

69

16

95

n.a.

Taiwan

102

20

40

44

118

n.a.

China

12

5

5

2

3

n.a.

aaa Asia

256

1,218

613

165

986

n.a.

Virgin Islands

21

303

40

10

209

n.a.

Bermuda

101

264

3

53

56

n.a.

Panama

5

8

8

0

42

n.a.

aLatin America

146

582

488

268

2,595

n.a.

aaa Middle East

0

18

1

1

2

n.a.

aaa Africa

10

--

--

0

4

n.a.

aaa Oceania

5

12

6

1

61

n.a.

aaa Japan**

242

888

697

1,350

1,448

8,334

Total

3,833

6,842

5,605

10,469

21,511

82,348

*Beginning with FY 1995, the flow and stock figures are not comparable to those for earlier years since the data were published in yen rather than dollars as previously and no cumulative numbers were released. The yen figures were converted into dollars at the following average exchange rates: FY 1995, ¥96.44; FY 1996, ¥112.64; FY 1997, ¥120.99; FY 1998, ¥128.03; and FY 1999, ¥111.54. The resulting numbers then were added to the dollar-based stock figures for FY 1994.

**Investments by Japanese companies with significant foreign participation.

Source: Ministry of Finance

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