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Revisiting Japan location data: commercial and industrial sites

Quantitative clients have been turning away from using footfall data to gauge Japanese discretionary consumption as Covid’s impact wanes. The focus on Japanese location data use is now leaning towards fundamental strategies. In this report, we highlight datasets that can shed light on Japan’s commercial, leisure and hospitality facilities and industrial activity.


A Japanese alternative data association released a factbook in September 2022 surveying 52 alternative data users from corporate, financial and academic fields in Japan.

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