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JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust plc is an open-ended equity mutual fund launched by JPMorgan Funds Limited. The fund is co-managed by JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited and JPMorgan Asset Management (Japan) Limited. It invests in the public equity markets of Japan. The fund seeks to invest in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It primarily invests in stocks of small and mid-cap companies. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Citigroup Equity Japan Extended Market Index. It was formerly known as JPMorgan Fleming Japanese Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc. JPMorgan Japan Smaller Companies Trust plc was formed on April 2000 and is domiciled in the United Kingdom.