Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund,Inc. (NYSE:JEQ) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund,Inc. (NYSE:JEQ) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.

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(a)Resignation of independent registered public accounting firm

On September12, 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund,Inc. (the “Fund”).

The reports of PwC on the Fund’s financial statements as of and for the two most recent fiscal years (ended October31, 2016 and October31, 2015) did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainties, audit scope or accounting principles.

During the Fund’s two most recent fiscal years (ended October31, 2016 and October31, 2015) and the subsequent interim period through September12, 2017, there were no disagreements between the Fund and PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of PwC, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in its reports on the financial statements of the Fund for such years.

During the Fund’s two most recent fiscal years (ended October31, 2016 and October31, 2015) and the subsequent interim period through September12, 2017, there were no “reportable events” (as defined in Item304(a)(1)(v)of Regulation S-K under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)).

The Fund has provided PwC with a copy of the foregoing disclosures and has requested that PwC furnish it with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the Fund set forth above. A copy of PwC’s letter dated September18, 2017 is filed as Exhibit16.1 to this Form8-K.

Item 4.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits.

Exhibit No.

Description

16.1

Letter dated September18, 2017 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to the Securities and Exchange Commission confirming the disclosures contained in Item 4.01 of this Current Report on Form8-K.

to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Fund has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: September18, 2017

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund,Inc.

/s/ Lucia Sitar

Name: Lucia Sitar

Title: Vice President

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About Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund,Inc. (NYSE:JEQ)

Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc., formerly The Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (the Fund), is a closed-end, diversified 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 invests in various sectors, including consumer staples, industrials, consumer discretionary, financials, materials, information technology, healthcare, chemicals, building products, automobiles, electronic equipment instruments and components, hotels, restaurants and leisure, household products, machinery, and telecommunication services. Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited (AAMAL) serves as the Fund’s investment manager with respect to all investments.

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