The Japanese railway market is seen as sophisticated, mature market, with high standards in service and punctuality, which developed in relative isolation from the rest of the world. Entry into the market is a challenging endeavor requiring patience and tenacity. While it is not reasonable to expect that foreign companies will be winning railway concessions or projects to build complete systems in the foreseeable future, there are developments, such as the more active pursuit of large JR companies for new foreign suppliers that can be seen as signs that the market will be more welcoming to foreign companies. Hence, this report titled 'The Railway Market in Japan' gives an overview of the Japanese railway market, identifies key sectors players and briefly explains some technical features of the railway network. This report also touches upon procurement practices in the sector.
About the Expert:
Lyckle Griek, project-manager Japan Tax & Public Procurement (JTTP) Helpdesk
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