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Until overtaken by China in 2012, Japan was the world's second biggest cinema market and still has the characteristics of a major industry, incuding long-established film studios with their own long-running film franchises. Although high real estate costs mean that the market is relatively low-attending on a  per capita basis and remains a youth-oriented one, recent record attendances suggest a strong future.

This report tracks recent developments and offers 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 May 2019, £695.

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As well as published work we undertake specific projects and build custom databases for clients. We act in an advisory capacity in relation to matters such as financings, strategy and public policy. We offer support in representations to competition authorities, and in litigation. We help both developers and city planning authorities understand the cinema market in relation to new developments. We execute projects focused on technological and cultural issues. We work with suppliers of equipment and services to forecast demand.

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