franchises in Japan

Franchise opportunities in Japan

Popular franchise directions in Japan

List of franchises for sale available in Japan

PunctureSafe franchise
PunctureSafe - total tyre protection franchise Investment from $ 18,850
Coffee Like franchise
Coffee Like - coffee-to-go franchise Investment from $ 14,000
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Cleanbros franchise
Cleanbros - cleaning сompany franchise Investment from $ 16,200
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Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise Investment from $ 65,000
Choupette franchise
Choupette - kids clothing shop franchise Investment from $ 46,000
No-H2O franchise
No-H2O - Waterless Car Cleaning Franchise Investment from $ 1,145,000
Jack Hiker franchise
Jack Hiker - backpacks franchise Investment from $ 1,470
Cream Station franchise
Cream Station - ice-cream shop franchise Investment from $ 32,000
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BookingCat franchise
BookingCat - pet hotels chain franchise Investment from $ 4,530
TOPGUN franchise
TOPGUN - barbershop franchise Investment from $ 55,000
Goodwill franchise
Goodwill - gastronomic supermarkets franchise Investment from $ 222,000
Döner & Gyros franchise
Döner & Gyros - fast food restaurant franchise Investment on demand
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RoboThink franchise
RoboThink - еducation center franchise Investment from $ 40,700
Arabica Coffee House franchise
Arabica Coffee House - coffee houses franchise Investment from $ 50,000
Krispy Kreme franchise
Krispy Kreme - doughnuts and coffee store franchise Investment from $ 275,000
ELC franchise
ELC - english language school franchise Investment from $ 19,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment on demand
TUCANO COFFEE franchise
TUCANO COFFEE - coffee shop franchise Investment from $ 84,600
Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise
Nothing Bundt Cakes - retail bakery franchise Investment from $ 408,187
Bye Bye Nitz franchise
Bye Bye Nitz - lice treatment center franchise Investment on demand
Cruise Planners franchise
Cruise Planners - travel agency franchise Investment from $ 2,295
HomeVestors of America franchise
HomeVestors of America - real estate franchise Investment from $ 53,000
Smoothie King franchise
Smoothie King - smoothie and juice bar franchise Investment from $ 263,550
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Attractiveness of Japan for the development of franchise business

Japan has one of the most powerful economies in the world due to high achievements in the technological sector. The population is 127.25 million people and more than half of them live in urban areas. The main cities, such as Tokyo (9.27 mln), Yokohama (3.72 mln), Osaka (2.69 mln), Nagoya (2.3 mln), and Sapporo (1.95 mln) are available for different franchise opportunities. The household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is $27,323.   

A fun fact about starting a franchise in Japan is that franchisors hit the capital first. There is a belief that if you have managed to establish a business in Tokyo, you can do it anywhere in Japan. There are also no special franchise laws that limit franchise activities.     

A good benefit for owning a franchise in Japan is certainly the workforce. Japanese work 48 hours a week without overtime pay and are very qualified, responsible and committed to their jobs.

With 1,305 franchise types and the annual turnover of $198 billion, Japan franchise business ranks the second largest in the world. 260,992 chain stores and outlets are selling goods and services in the country. The main franchise industries are retail, health and fitness, food service sector, care-related businesses and education. The most popular type of Japanese franchising is convenience stores; they generate 42.7% of the total turnover.     

Looking at the franchise market share one can see that the USA and UK are highly represented by their brands in Japan, there are also franchise outlets from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, etc.

Initial franchise fee constitutes something average between $20,000 and $50,000.

There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Japan presented for review, the choice is yours.

Indicators of Japanese Business Market

  • Capital: Tokyo

  • Currency: Yen (¥)

  • Education Index (2013): 0.808

  • Official languages: Japanese

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $42,860

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 7.08

  • Population: 126.43 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $5.420 trillion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 34

  • Gini: 37.6

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.903

Franchising news in Japan

Tokyo hosts an International Franchise Expo in March
Tokyo hosts an International Franchise Expo in March
30.11.2018
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