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 30 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Japan ETFs gather total assets under management of $23.21B. 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 $13.97B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Japan ETF was the JPNL at 41.01%. 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

DJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN 2.96%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 1.62%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 1.59%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -0.09%
HJPX iShares Currency Hedged JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -0.14%

Bottom ETF Performers

JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares -3.32%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -3.19%
UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN -3.10%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund -2.51%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -2.24%

Top Creations

FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 17.36
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 1.38
SCIJ Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF 0.00
DJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN 0
UJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long JPY vs USD ETN 0

Top Redemptions

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -361.33
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF -59.28
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -27.67
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -22.50
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -8.66

AUM Winners

FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 62.67%
JPNL Direxion Daily MSCI Japan Bull 3X Shares 30.05%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 8.75%
DJPY VelocityShares Daily 4x Long USD vs JPY ETN 1.60%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 1.24%

AUM Losers

YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -50.74%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -17.13%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -14.61%
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF -11.05%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -10.35%

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