On 12 February 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) announced the revision of its fee schedule. For fees concerning patents (application fees, different requests, annual fees etc.) there will be a reduction of around 6-7%. However, for trade marks, the fees are being lowered for even around 20%. These fee changes are supposed to support economic growth and will come into force on 1 April 2016.
A comparison of the old and the new fee schedules in English can be found on the JPO website.