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Below are some facts about Japan that would be of interest to potential investors:

  • Japan has over 3,000 islands.
  • It has the second largest economy in the world by nominal GDP.
  • It has the third highest GDP by purchasing power parity.
  • It is the fourth largest exporter in the world.
  • It has the fifth largest defense budget in the world.
  • It is the sixth largest importer in the world.
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange is the second largest stock exchange in the world.
  • Japan catches more fish than any other country in the world except China.
  • It has the third largest R&D budget in the world.
  • More than half of the industrial robots in the world are in Japan.
  • Here is a list of Japanese stocks which trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Is the Land of the Rising Sun, the Land of the Rising Stocks?

  • Advantest Corp. (NYSE:ATE) makes and markets semiconductors and component test system products. The stock has a P/E of 23.49.
  • Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) makes copying machines, printers, and cameras. The stock has a P/E of 17.44, and a PEG of 1.61. The stock has a yield of 1.4%.

  • Hitachi Ltd. (HIT) is the large IT, telecommunication systems, and electronics conglomerate. The stock has a forward P/E of 48.29, and it has a yield of 1.1%.

  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) makes and sells cars, motorcycles, and watercraft. The stock has a P/E of 21.67, and a PEG of 1.37. The stock has a yield of 2.1%.
  • Konami Corp. (NYSE:KNM) is a producer of video games. The stock has a P/E of 21.23, and a yield of 1.8%.

  • Kubota Corp. (KUB) makes and markets farm equipment, construction machinery, engines, pipes, and valves. The stock has a P/E of 14.76, and a yield of 0.7%.
  • Kyocera Corp. (NYSE:KYO) manufactures and markets telecommunications equipment, electronics, solar energy products, and industrial ceramics. The stock has a P/E of 17.62, and a yield of 1.9%.
  • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (MC-OLD) manufactures and markets electronic products. The stock has a P/E of 19.18, and a PEG of 1.31. The stock has a yield of 1.3%.

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MTU) is the largest bank in the world with over 250 subsidiaries. The stock has a yield of 0.9%.
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG) is a large bank holding company which is also involved in investment banking. The stock has a forward P/E of 11.91.
  • Nidec Corp. (NYSE:NJ) makes and sells motors, machinery, and electronic components. The stock has a P/E of 27.95, and a PEG of 1.3. The stock has a yield of 0.6%.
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (NYSE:NTT) is Japan’s largest telecommunications company. The stock has a P/E of 7.45, and a yield of 1.4%.
  • NIS Group Co., Ltd. (NIS) is a provider of commercial and business loans. The stock has a forward P/E of 8.0
  • Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NMR) is a provider of investment advisory, investment banking and merchant banking services. The stock has a P/E of 16.26 and it has a yield of 1.5%.
  • NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (NYSE:DCM) is a provider of wireless and cellular telecommunications services. The stock has a P/E of 18.35, and pays a yield of 2.1%.
  • ORIX Corp. (NYSE:IX) is a provider of financial services for businesses. The stock has a P/E of 11.25

  • Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE) is the huge electronics, game and entertainment conglomerate. The stock has a P/E of 34.52, and a PEG of 1.01. The stock pays a yield of 0.3%.

  • TDK Corp. (TDK) makes and markets recording media and recording device products. The stock has a P/E of 16.95, and a PEG of 2.37, The stock has a yield of 0.5%.

  • Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM) is the famous manufacturer of cars, trucks and buses. The stock has a P/E of 11.79, and the stock has a yield of 1.46%.
  • If you want a list of all of these Japanese stocks along with their financial ratios in an Excel spreadsheet format, which you can change, add to, delete from, or sort, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

    Disclosure: The author does not own any of the above.

    Source: 18 Ways to Invest in Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun