India-Japan Investment Relations: Trends & Prospects
Though Japan had been one of the top five investors in India for long, its share in India's total FDI inflows has been dwindling since 2000. Other countries have surpassed Japan in terms of their investment and market share in the Indian economy. In this context, this paper attempts to analyse the constraints on Japanese investment in India. The paper finds that poor infrastructure, taxation system, procedural hassles in customs clearance, and red tapism are important factors deterring Japanese investment in India. Further, many Japanese companies have lost out to stiff competition from South Korean companies, which have been able to understand the price-sensitive nature of the Indian consumer better.