The Topography of Alternative Data in Japan

Paris Tung, Associate (London)

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Japan, a far east island country, sits on the boundary of four tectonic plates, with 10 times the population density of the US but a third of its arable land. This resource scarcity and deadly earthquakes make the Japanese meticulous and risk-averse. The country’s alternative data market may give a similar impression: lagging and conservative. While this statement may have been true a few years ago, the data market has been growing since COVID-19, shaping a new landscape that is worth exploring.


As much as data buyers have shown strong interest in Japan, recent estimations of the country’s alt data market showed it valued at approximately

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