DXJ has a specific investment thesis with an Abenomics-targeted, dividend-focused portfolio. The fund is positioned to gain from increased economic activity in Japan due to the weakening of its currency. DXJ selects export-oriented, dividend-paying Japanese firms of all capitalizations, specifically those that generate less than 80% of their revenue from Japan. In addition, these securities must be traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The fund then weights the selected securities by dividends and then hedges its JPY exposure. In employing this hedging strategy, the index sells JPY forward contracts on a monthly basis. The fund wasn't always currency-hedged or export-oriented, at launch, it tracked a dividend-weighted index, added a currency hedge in 2010, and shifted the portfolio toward exporters in 2012. The index rebalances annually so that no individual security has a weight greater than 5% and each sector has a maximum weight of 25%.