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Japanese Insurance Industry - Global Strategic Business Report Product Image

Japanese Insurance Industry - Global Strategic Business Report

  • ID: 604655
  • March 2008
  • Region: Global, Japan
  • 60 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The Japanese Insurance Industry Report provides insightful analysis, market overview, industry structure and outlook of life and non-life/ general insurance industries in the region. Richly laden with quantitative analysis, the report provides the reader with a rudimentary preface to the Japanese insurance industry. A synopsized discussion offers preludes to reinsurance and other insurance markets within the non-life insurance sector, such as health, automobile, property, fire, accident, catastrophe and pet insurance. The closely summarized Japanese market report is designed to offer a broad, macro level picture of trends, regulatory/legislative environment, insurance associations; and recent mergers & acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments witnessed by the industry. Also provided is a compilation of recent past/ historical perspective of the country’s insurance market, corporate developments, and market facts & figures of the industry. The report examines the leading companies’ footing in insurance markets at regional level, along with their annual written premiums and/ or market shares. Regional key and niche players briefly discussed and abstracted READ MORE >

JAPANESE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

A STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. Industry Review JP-1
Japan - A Leading Insurance Market Worldwide JP-1
Table 1: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Insurance Industry by Segment - Life and Non- Life Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Premiums in US$ Billion
for Fiscal Years 2005 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-1

Table 2: Japanese 6-Year Perspective for Insurance Industry
by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Premiums for Life and
Non-Life Markets for 2005, 2008, and 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-2

Table 3: Japanese Insurance Industry (2006): Per Capita
Premium in US$, and Penetration of Insurance by Category -
Life and Non-Life JP-2
Japanese Insurance Industry - An Overview JP-2
Non-Payment Issues Hit the Japanese Life Insurance Industry JP-3
Foreigners Reign JP-3
IT Spend - An Ascent to Efficiency JP-3
Table 4: Japanese Insurance Industry (2005-2010): Total
Insurance IT Expenditure in US$ Billion For Life and Non-Life
Insurance (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-4
Amendments to IBL: A Review JP-4
De Mutualizing of Insurance Companies: Demoralizing Consumer
Interests? JP-4
Japanese Insurance Industry: Developments in the Recent Past JP-5
Japan’s Favoritism to Kampo Met with Hot Opposition JP-5
Sluggish Japanese Economy Lags Growth in the Insurance Market
- A Late 90’s Scenario JP-5
Deregulation of the Insurance Industry: Flagged off in the
Year 1996 JP-6
Deregulation Shakes Up the Laxity in the Market JP-6

2. Japan’s Insurance Sector: A Mid 90’s Review JP-7
Slow Claims Paying Method: Performance Restraint of the 90’s JP-7
Leading Japanese Insurers Worldwide - Mid 90s (Assets in ¥
Billion) JP-7
Japan in Comparison with Other Leaders (Based on General
Premium Income) JP-7
Japanese Non-Bank Financial Firms Among the 1,000 Largest
Companies Worldwide JP-7
Estimated Problem Loans of Japanese Financial }
Institutions: Mid-90s (¥ Trillion) JP-7
Table 5: Problem Loans for Japanese Financial Institutions
- A Mid 90’s Scenario (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-8

3. Review of Major Insurance Sectors JP-9

3a. Life Insurance JP-9
Recovery: Hope or Hype? JP-9
Challenges Facing Japanese Life Insurance Sector JP-9
Foreign Players Eye the Takeover of Domestic Life Insurers JP-9
Deregulation Shakes the Market Lull JP-10
Table 6: Japanese Life Insurance Market (FY2005-FY2007E):
Percentage Breakdown of Total Premium Income by Category for
Individual Insurance, Individual Annuity, Group Insurance,
Group Annuity, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-10

Table 7: Japanese Life Insurance Industry (FY2000-FY2006):
Total Assets By Value in ¥ Billion (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-11

Table 8: Japanese Life Insurance Industry (FY2005 & FY2006):
Total Business in Force (In ¥ Billion) by Individual
Insurance, Individual Annuity, Group Insurance, and Group
Annuity (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-11

Table 9: Japanese Business in Force Life Insurance Market
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Insurance Policy Types By
Number and Value for Whole Life, Whole Life-with-Term,
Adjustable Interest Rate Funding Whole Life, Term,
Endowment, Endowment- with-Term, Variable, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-12

Table 10: Japanese Life Insurance Industry (2000 - 2004
Historic Data):Total New Business (In ¥ Billion) By
Individual Insurance, Individual Annuity, and Group
Insurance (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-12

Table 11: Japanese New Business Life Insurance Market
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Insurance Policy Types By
Number and Value for Whole Life, Whole Life-with-Term,
Adjustable Interest Rate Funding Whole Life, Term,
Endowment, Endowment-with- Term, Variable, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-13

Table 12: Japanese Life Insurance Industry (FY2005 &
FY2006): Total Payments in ¥ Billion by Benefits, Annuity,
Repayments, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-13

Table 13: Japanese Life Insurance Industry (2001-2004):
Total Payments in ¥ Billion By Benefits, Annuity,
Repayments, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-14
Structure of the Life Insurance Industry JP-14
2002-2003: Market Leaders JP-15
Table 14: Japanese Life Insurance Industry (2003): Gross
Written Premium in US$ Billion by Leading Companies for
Nippon, Dai-ichi, Meiji Yasuda, Sumitomo, ALICO Japan,
Daido, Mitsui, American Family, Taiyo, and Fukoku (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-15

Table 15: Top-Five Players in the Japanese Life Insurance
Market (2002) - Gross Written Premiums in US$ Million for
Nippon, Dai-Ichi, Sumitomo, Meiji, and Yasuda (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-15

3b. Health Insurance JP-16
Personal Health Insurance is the Mainstay JP-16
Medical Insurance - A Sunrise Opportunity? JP-16
Medical Expenditure: Spiraling Up JP-16
Medical Expenditures in Japan: 2000 - 2025 JP-17
Table 16: Health Insurance Market Size in Japan (*): 2000 &
2005 (¥ Trillion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-17
High-Risk Medicare Boosts Private Medical Insurance JP-17
Table 17: Rising Popularity of Disease Specific Riders in
Japan (2003-2004) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-18

3c. General/Non-Life Insurance JP-19
Market Overview JP-19
Table 18: Japanese General Insurance Industry
(FY2005-FY2007E): Percentage Breakdown of Direct Premiums by
Category for Automobile (Voluntary), Fire, Personal
Accident, Automobile (Compulsory), and Miscellaneous
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-19

Table 19: Japanese General Insurance Industry
(FY2005-FY2007E): Percentage Breakdown of Net Premiums by
Category for Automobile (Voluntary), Automobile
(Compulsory), Fire, Personal Accident, and Miscellaneous
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-20

Table 20: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Companies -
Key Statistics (FY2005) JP-20

Table 21: Japanese Market for General/Non-Life Insurance
(2005): Direct Claims in Billion Yen, and Percentage
Breakdown by Business Segment - Compulsory Automobile
Liability, Fire, Marine & Inland Transit, Personal Accident,
Voluntary Automobile, and Miscellaneous Casualty (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-21

Table 22: Japanese Market for General/Non-Life Insurance
(2004): Percentage Value Breakdown of Net Premium by Segment
- Auto (Compulsory, Voluntary), Fire, Miscellaneous
Casualty, Personal Accident and Marine & Inland Transit
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-21
Tokio Leads the Pack JP-21
Table 23: Leading Players in Japanese Non-Life Insurance
Market (2004): Percentage Market Share by Company - Aioi
Insurance, Fuji Fire & Marine, Kyoei, Mitsui Sumitomo,
Nipponkoa, Nissay Dowa, Nisshin Fire & Marine, Sompo Japan,
Tokio Marine Nichido, and Others(includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-22

Table 24: Japanese Non-Life Insurance Industry (2003):
Gross Written Premium in US$ Billion by Leading Companies
for Tokio, Mitsui Sumitomo, Sompo Japan, Aioi, Nippon Koa,
Nichido, Nissay Dowa, Fuji, AIU, and Kyoei (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-22
Classification of Foreign Non-Life Insurance Firms JP-22
Investment Framework JP-23
Distribution JP-23
Table 25: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Direct Premium Generation by
Distribution Channel - Agents, Brokers, and Direct
Distribution(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-23

Table 26: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market: Total
Direct Premiums Collected by Distribution Channel
(2001-2002) in Million Yen JP-24
Automobile Insurance in Japan JP-24
Property Insurance JP-24
Fire Insurance JP-25
Personal Accident Insurance JP-25
Catastrophe Insurance JP-25
Disaster Claims: Running Heavy on the Industry JP-25
Table 27: Catastrophe Insurance Market in Japan: Disaster
Claims Paid in Million Yen for 2005 JP-25
Earthquake Insurance JP-25
Table 28: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market:
Claims Paid under Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks
(In Billion Yen) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-26
Division of Earthquake Insurance JP-27
Residential Risks JP-27
Industrial risks JP-27
Effect of Kobe Earthquake JP-27
Other Insurance Sectors JP-28
“Third Sector” in Japan JP-28
Savings Type Insurance Market JP-29

3d. Pet Insurance JP-30

3e. Reinsurance JP-31
Table 29: Japanese Reinsurance Industry: Leading
Catastrophic Losses Caused by Floods or Windstorm During
1955-2004 By Number of Casualties and Property Damaged (In
Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-31

Table 30: Japanese Reinsurance Market: Top Ten Earthquake
Losses During 1955-2004 By Number of Casualties and Property
Damaged (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-32

Table 31: Japanese Reinsurance Market: Leading Disasters by
Total Claims Paid in ¥ Billion for Fire, Automobile, and
Marine Sectors (1990-2004) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-33

Table 32: Japanese Reinsurance Market: Leading Earthquakes by
Total Claims Paid in ¥ Billion (1990-2004) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-34

4. Facts & Figures - A Snapshot of the Japanese Insurance
Industry in Recent Past JP-35

Table 33: Top-Five Players in the Japanese Non-Life Insurance
Market (2002) - Gross Written Premiums in US$ Million for Tokio
Marine, Sompo Japan, Mitsui Sumitomo, NipponKoa, and Aioi
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-35
Table 34: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Companies - Key
Statistics (2002) JP-35

Table 35: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market: Net
Premiums by Category (2001-2002) in Million Yen (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-36

Table 36: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market: Total
Direct Premiums of Foreign General Insurance Firms by Category
(2001-2002) in Million Yen (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-37

Table 37: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market: Direct
Claims Paid (2001-2002) by Category in Million Yen (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-37

Table 38: Direct Premiums Written Abroad by Japanese
General/Non-Life Insurers (in Million Yen) for 2001 & 2002
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-38

Table 39: Japanese Automobile Insurance Market: Direct Claims
Paid Out by Insurers: 1995-2002 (In ¥ Billion) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-38

Table 40: Ownership of Voluntary Automobile Insurance in Japan
(1999-2001) JP-39
Performance Indicators of Insurers: 2000 JP-39
Table 41: Leading Japanese Non-Life Insurers’ Performance
Indicators: 2000 (¥ Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) JP-39
Disaster Claims JP-40
Table 42: Japanese General/Non-Life Insurance Market: Claims
Paid for Typhoon or Windstorm (In Billion Yen) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-40

Table 43: Japanese Fire Insurance Market: Direct Claims Paid
Out by Fire Insurers: 1995-2002 (In ¥ Billion) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-40

Table 44: Key Personal Accident Insurers in Japan by Net
Premiums Written: 2000 (In ¥ Billion) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) JP-41

Table 45: Japanese Personal Accident Insurance Market: Direct
Claims Paid Out by Insurers: 1995-2002 (In ¥ Billion)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) JP-41

5. Regulatory/Legislative Environment JP-42
General Supervision JP-42
Accounting Practices JP-42
New Pension Scheme JP-42

6. Role of Insurance Associations in the Japanese Insurance Industry JP-43

Marine and Fire Insurance Association of Japan, Inc JP-43
Major Activities JP-43
General Insurance Association of Japan JP-44
Information Services JP-44
Disaster Prevention and Traffic Safety Promotion JP-44
Prevention of Social Problems JP-44
International Activities JP-44
Activities for Development of Confidence JP-44
Preservation of Environment & Promote NPO Activities JP-44
Requests and Proposals JP-44
International Association of Insurance Supervisors JP-45
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development JP-45
International Meeting of Insurance Associations JP-45
International Union of Marine Insurance JP-45
East Asian Insurance Congress JP-45

7. Product Launch JP-46
Euler Hermes to Launch Export Credit Insurance in Japan JP-46

8. Product Launches in the Past JP-47
Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Launches Two Products JP-47
Mitsubishi Enters into Weather Related Insurance Coverage JP-47

9. Recent Industry Activity JP-48
Japan Post to Distribute Aflac Japan’s Cancer Insurance Product JP-48
AEGON and Sony Life to Set-Up a New Life Insurance Company JP-48
Millea Enters into Partnership with JP Morgan JP-48
Millea Holdings to Take Over Nisshin Fire & Marine Insurance JP-48
American International Group’s Japan Units to Merge JP-48
AIG in Alliance with Bank of Tokyo JP-49
Rakuten to Enter Non-Life Insurance Business JP-49
Tokio Marine in Alliance with Nisshin Fire JP-49
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to Acquire Mingtai Fire & Marine
Insurance JP-49
Tokio Marine to Acquire One-Fourth Shares in Tianan Insurance JP-49
Euler Hermes to Launch Export Credit Insurance in Japan JP-50
Japan’s Regulatory Panel to Recommend New Policy on Child Care JP-50
AIU to Tap Japanese Trade Insurance Market JP-50
AIG to Acquire Insurance Portfolio of the Royal & Sun JP-50

10. Strategic Developments in the Past JP-51
Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Co. and Nissan Fire and
Marine Insurance Co. Merge JP-51
Prudential Acquires Orico Life Insurance JP-51
Mass Mutual Acquires Aetna Heiwa Life Insurance JP-51
Daido Life and Taiyo Mutual Take Over Tokyo Mutual Life JP-51
Prudential Insurance Acquires Kyoei Life Insurance JP-51
JLT, FinTech Form Capital Risk Joint Venture JP-51
Heiwa Opens Captive Insurer in Hawaii JP-52
Aquila Signs Agreement with Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance JP-52
Cigna Divests Stake in Yasuda Kasai Himawari Life Insurance JP-52

11. Focus on Select Japanese Players JP-53
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance JP-53
Dai -ichi Mutual Life Insurance JP-53
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance - Leading Life Insurer in Japan JP-53
Millea Holdings, Inc. JP-53
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd JP-54
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Ltd. JP-54
Nippon Life Insurance Co. - Largest Japanese Life Insurer. JP-54
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. JP-54
Sumitomo Life Insurance JP-55

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