Japan: What are the challenges facing the second largest healthcare system in the world?

Japan is the world’s third largest economy (based on GDP, current prices) with a GDP of €3320 bn in 2016. The economic growth of the past 5 years has averaged 0.62%. It has the second largest medtech market in the world, valued around €36.9 bn. Its pharma market in 2015 was valued around €66 bn.

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