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Japan’s Business Failures during January to December 2022

Intensifying wave of “zombie culling”
Number of bankruptcies for the year exceeds the previous year by 361, the first increase in 3 years
Number of bankruptcies is 6,376, the largest increase since the 2009 financial crisis.
Total liabilities came to 2,372,380 million yen, exceeding the 2 trillion yen mark for the first time in five years.

Bankruptcies 6,376
Year-over-Year basis +6.0%
Previous Year 6,015
Liabilities 2,372,380 million yen
Year-over-Year basis +103.9%
Previous Year 1,163,309 million yen

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