Chemicals

Japan’s chemical industry has traditionally been regarded as an uncompetitive, weak industry. However, in the field of high value-added, functional, chemical materials (e.g. protective films for LCDs, polarisers, compound semiconductors and carbon fibres) Japanese firms have a far larger global market share than in cars and electronic goods. Japan’s chemical sector therefore has the potential to become a leading global industry. Find out more about Japan's chemicals sector below.

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  • Plastics
    • Production & Demand
    • Imports & Exports
    • Japanese Plastics Industry Federation
    • Japan BioPlastic Association
    • Plastic Recycling