Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC is an investment company. The Company's investment objective is to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in medium to smaller sized Japanese companies, which have above average prospects for growth, although it invests in larger companies when considered appropriate. The Company's holdings are listed in Japan although the portfolio can also include companies listed elsewhere whose business is mainly in Japan, as well as unlisted companies. Its portfolio is constructed through the identification of individual companies. It invests in various sectors, such as commerce and services; manufacturing and machinery; electrical and electronics; retail; real estate and construction; information, communication and utilities, chemicals and other materials; financials, and pharmaceuticals and food. Baillie Gifford & Co is the manager and Baillie Gifford & Co Limited is the alternative investment fund manager of the Fund.