Interfirm Relationships and Trade Credit in Japan: Evidence from Micro-Data

  • Hirofumi UchidaEmail author
  • Arito Ono
  • Souichirou Kozuka
  • Makoto Hazama
  • Iichiro Uesugi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


In this paper, we describe the current status of interfirm relationships in Japan with a special emphasis on the trade credit between firms. To do so, we first need to clarify what kind of firms in Japan we report on. In this section, we describe the source of our data, and how we chose the sample firms that are used for the analysis in the subsequent sections. We also explain the methodology that we use when we report our findings in the sections below.


Trade counterparts Trade credit practice in japan Bills discounted Factoring Method of payment Retention of title Security interest Subcontracting Act Antimonopoly Act Japanese Companies Act Japan Fair Trade Commission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirofumi Uchida
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arito Ono
    • 2
  • Souichirou Kozuka
    • 3
  • Makoto Hazama
    • 4
  • Iichiro Uesugi
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Research DepartmentMizuho Research InstituteChiyoda-kuJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of LawGakushuin UniversityToshima-kuJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of EconomicsHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan
  5. 5.Institute of Economic ResearchHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan

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