Japan ETF Overview

Japan ETFs provide exposure to the Japanese economy through its equity and fixed-income market as well as its currency. The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ), followed by the WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ).

With 25 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $19.26B. The average expense ratio is 0.55%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Currency

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $10.47B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the JPN at 6.41%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF EWJE in 03/05/19.

Top ETF Performers

EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan 2.29%
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 1.33%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF 1.32%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 1.30%
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 1.27%

Bottom ETF Performers

EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan -2.68%
DJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN -0.41%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -0.30%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen -0.14%
UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -0.11%

Top Creations

BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 117.30
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 56.42
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 30.94
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 4.61
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 0.52

Top Redemptions

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -231.81
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -43.87
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -24.39
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust -17.88
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -9.53

AUM Winners

EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 65.42%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 19.28%
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 4.36%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 3.77%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan 2.25%

AUM Losers

EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan -14.87%
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -4.79%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -2.49%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -2.40%
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF -1.50%

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