Franchise opportunities in Japan

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 are Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya and Sapporo. 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 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.

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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

List of franchises for sale in Japan

SmartyKids franchise
SmartyKids - mental arithmetic school franchise
Investment from
10 500 $
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UKUB franchise
UKUB - franchise of speedcubing children`s center
Investment from
20 000 $
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GVIDO Gelato franchise
GVIDO Gelato - franchise of ice cream cafe
Investment from
70 300 $
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Smart Refinery Technologies Group - franchise of oil refineries
Investment from
500 000 $
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My Town franchise
My Town App - franchise of mobile applications for cities
Investment from
5 000 $
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RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - franchise of Ramen shop
Investment from
45 000 $
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Claustrophobia franchise
Claustrophobia - real-life quests franchise
Investment from
37 500 $
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Gemotest Laboratory franchise
Gemotest - franchise of laboratory
Investment from
12 000 $
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9rounds franchise
9ROUND - franchise of kickbox fitness centers
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Choupette franchise
Choupette - kids clothing shop franchise
Investment from
46 000 $
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Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise
Investment from
322 850 $
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 Business Network International Global franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise
Investment from
65 000 $
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Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise
Investment from
45 000 $
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Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - franchise of family entertainment centers
Investment from
629 674 $
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KIO DA franchise
KIO DA - franchise of retail shops chain
Investment from
139 000 $
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DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - franchise of waterless carwash
Investment from
9 960 $
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Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise
Investment from
400 000 $
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Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - franchise of healthcare coaching
Investment from
56 000 $
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Al-Mama franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise
Investment from
135 000 $
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JOUR franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise
Investment from
336 942 $
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Los Pollos franchise
Los Pollos - franchise of chicken barbecue
Investment from
175 980 $
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Tucano Coffee franchise
TUCANO COFFEE - franchise of coffee shop
Investment from
84 600 $
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Questoria franchise
Questoria - franchise of organize birthdays, corporate and kids parties
Investment from
3 140 $
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Prive7 Express franchise
Prive7 Express - beauty salons franchise
Investment from
113 000 $
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Kawaii Factory franchise
Kawaii Factory - Franchise of Gifts and Accessories
Investment from
7 600 $
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Snap Fitness franchise
Snap Fitness - 24/7 gym franchise
Investment from
148 771 $
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Sky Zone franchise
Sky Zone - trampoline park franchise
Investment from
1 343 813 $
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JAN-PRO franchise
JAN-PRO - commercial cleaning franchise
Investment from
3 985 $
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Minuteman Press franchise
Minuteman Press - printing franchise
Investment from
64 238 $
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Jazzercise franchise
Jazzercise - dance fitness franchise
Investment from
3 700 $
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