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 22 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs have total assets under management of $24.14B. The average expense ratio is 0.48%. Japan ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Currency

The largest Japan ETF is the iShares MSCI Japan ETF EWJ with $12.30B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Japan ETF was EZJ at 61.43%. The most recent ETF launched in the Japan space was the iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF EWJE on 03/05/19.

Top ETF Performers

EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 10.83%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 0.24%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust -0.17%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -0.45%
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF -3.32%

Bottom ETF Performers

EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -11.31%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -6.76%
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF -5.67%
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -5.53%
HJPX iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -5.50%

Top Creations

BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 91.67
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 24.06
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 15.10
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 2.79
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund 0

Top Redemptions

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -401.39
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -45.97
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust -30.14
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 0
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 0

AUM Winners

EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 4.57%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 2.26%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 2.14%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen 0.80%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 0.13%

AUM Losers

HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -19.09%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen -12.05%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -7.17%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -6.62%
HJPX iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -5.38%

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