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List of Japanese ETFs Listed on U.S. Exchanges

With over 20 ETFs, Japan has the second largest selection of country ETFs listed on U.S. exchanges (China is first). Here are a few notes on this wide-range of options:

  • There are several broad-based ETFs focusing on Japanese stocks. These are focused on large and mid-cap companies and the number of stocks that the ETFs are comprised of varies between 100 and 440. The most traded Japanese ETF falls into this category which is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ).
  • While there are a few small-cap ETFs scattered amongst the broad-based ETFs, there are four separate ETFs specifically focusing on smaller Japanese companies. These ETFs are comprised of a large number of companies (between 600 and 800) and no single company represents a significant percentage of any of these ETFs.
  • There are more Japanese hedged ETFs than any other country. These ETFs are designed to benefit from a strong US dollar in relation to the Japanese yen. In addition to the broad-based hedged ETFs, there are five hedged sector ETFs focusing on different sectors within the Japanese economy. These hedged sector ETFs are unique to Japan and provided by WisdomTree.
  • There are also a handful of ETFs listed on this page that are weighted towards Japan (approximately 30% or more). Japanese companies are prevalent in these and numerous other ETFs in the Asia, Asia-Pacific and developed market/EAFE categories.


Deutsche X-trackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF (JPN)

First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund (FJP)

Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF (SCIJ)

Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF (GSJY)

iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF (JPXN)

iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

iShares MSCI Japan Minimum Volatility ETF (JPMV) (Companies exhibiting low volatility)

SPDR MSCI Japan Quality Mix ETF (QJPN)

Hedged ETFs

Deutsche X-trackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Hedged Equity ETF (JPNH)

Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DBJP)

IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF (HFXJ)

iShares Adaptive Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (DEWJ)

iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF (HEWJ)

iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF (HJPX)

PowerShares Japan Currency Hedged Low Volatility Portfolio (FXJP)

ProShares Hedged FTSE Japan ETF (HGJP)

WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Japan Equity Fund (DDJP)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ) (Dividend-paying companies)


WisdomTree Japan Quality Dividend Growth Fund (JDG)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund (JHDG)

Sector ETFs

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Tech, Media & Telecom ETF (DXJT)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Financials ETF (DXJF) (Weighted towards banks)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Health Care ETF (DXJH) (Weighted towards pharmaceuticals)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Real Estate ETF (DXJR)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged Capital Goods ETF (DXJC)

Small-Cap ETFs

iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF (SCJ)

WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity ETF (DXJS)

WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend ETF (DFJ)

Leveraged ETFs

Direxion Daily Japan Bull 3x Shares (JPNL) (Daily Target: 3x)

ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan (EZJ) (Daily Target: 2x)

Short ETFs

ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan (EWV) (Daily Target: -2x)