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 $26.50B. 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 $13.02B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Japan ETF was DXJ at 34.30%. 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 9.17%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 8.94%
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 0.49%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF -0.37%
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF -0.41%

Bottom ETF Performers

EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -9.39%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -8.49%
DFJ WisdomTree Japan SmallCap Dividend Fund -6.22%
SCJ iShares MSCI Japan Small-Cap ETF -6.13%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -6.06%

Top Creations

EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 553.25
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 57.71
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 33.63
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 14.35
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 13.93

Top Redemptions

FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -2.79
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan -0.32
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust 0
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 0
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF 0

AUM Winners

EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF 58.77%
DXJS WisdomTree Japan Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund 37.75%
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 9.64%
YCS ProShares UltraShort Yen 7.96%
HEWJ iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Japan ETF 1.76%

AUM Losers

EZJ ProShares Ultra MSCI Japan -41.25%
EWV ProShares UltraShort MSCI Japan -17.97%
FXY Invesco CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust -9.95%
YCL ProShares Ultra Yen -7.69%
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund -7.01%

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