The structure of the railway industry in Japan
There are about 180 railway companies in Japan, many of which are private. They are mostly concentrated in major metropolitan areas. What makes Japanese railway companies unique is that they also run business other than their main business, such as other transportation business like buses, tourism, real estate business, and commercial facility business.
Challenges for Swiss companies entering the Japanese railway industry
Swiss companies wishing to operate in Japan must respond to localization and customization and offer products that meet local requirements, as there are differences in environment and standards between Japan and Europe. In our report below, you can read about the various export challenges foreign companies face and how they can address them.