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 $23.78B. 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 $11.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Japan ETF was EZJ at 39.60%. 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

DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 0.91%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan 0.51%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF 0.26%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 0.07%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 0.01%

Bottom ETF Performers

EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF -1.53%
EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -1.51%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -1.05%
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF -1.04%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -0.93%

Top Creations

BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 149.46
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 21.26
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 14.61
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 9.61
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 2.90

Top Redemptions

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF -877.90
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -86.23
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF -54.83
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF -21.62
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen -3.84

AUM Winners

FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 20.89%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund 9.27%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 8.21%
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 3.85%
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 1.86%

AUM Losers

DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund -5.94%
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -3.31%
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF -3.24%
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF -2.73%
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF -2.40%

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