Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to outperform over the long term, on a total return basis (including appreciation and dividends), the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX). The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing substantially all of its assets, but under normal circumstances approximately 80% of its assets, in equity securities of companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange or listed on the over-the-counter market in Japan or listed on other stock exchanges in Japan. The Fund invests in various sectors, such as industrials, consumer staples, consumer discretionary, information technology, materials, healthcare, financials, real estate, telecommunication services and short-term investments. Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited is the investment manager of the Fund.