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Until it was overtaken by China in 2012, Japan was the second biggest cinema market in the world. Although hampered by high real estate costs, which act to constrain cinema building and attendance, the market is a dynamic one. Japanese film studios have taken advantage of Hollywood cutbacks to build market share for their own franchises, while domestic exhibitors and leisure industry oprators have bought out the foreign investors attracted by the multiplex boom.

This report tracks these and other recent developments, offering comprehensive statistics covering the market since 2000 plus forecasts for the next five years, with additional data covering exhibitor screen counts and market shares in film distribution.

Click here for a full contents listing of this report. Published June 2017, £695.

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