Investment in Japan
Finance mechanisms in Japan are bank-centered, which makes them different from the capital market-centered models in the U.S. and U.K. Even given this lag in capital marketization, or what is referred to as "the backwardness of Japanese financing," there should be investment opportunities within Japan's unique investment structure. If anything, investment opportunities should include engaging banks, thereby using the related banking functions as a supplement. This is where investment fields directly linked to banking functions such as asset finance, mezzanine, distressed, direct financing and niche corporate bond markets are developing. Such is the purpose of this website: by taking a unique perspective and conducting a comprehensive analysis of the facts in Japan, new investment opportunities will become evident to global investors.