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Jun 28, 2017
byAkane Hashimoto

Underperforming Japanese companies face intense AGM season Toshiba Chooses US-Japan Bidder for Memory Chip Biz SaleMitsubishi Motors CEO survives attempt to oust him "A matter of business, politics and governance. Larger scale funds and investor base are required, but corporate governance and fiduciary responsibilities need to be addressed  in advance." One Pension Fund Manager Is Going Against the Grain"Fiduciary duty of pension funds is a theme that had just started to be discussed. " Japan Inc says shrinking domestic market, worker shortage are biggest headaches"Demand for further production may decline, but demand for various new services may emerge." 

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Jun 21, 2017
byAkane Hashimoto

"Transforming Japan Financial Services Agency's Supervisory Approaches", recommendation by the advisory group on supervisory approaches"For anyone who had not read this before." Japan Gains Ground on Wasteful Workaholics"Work style reform needs to be lead by the workers, not by the employers."

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Noriyuki Morimoto's Blog

Japan Going Global as a Small Country

Jun 19, 2017
byNoriyuki Morimoto

The word global is used very often in Japan, as in globalization or development of global talent. But what does it mean to be global? There should be some kind of philosophy beyond superficial aspects like enhancing English capabilities, or economic phenomena such as multinationalization of companies or expansion of free trade. Being global is not the same as being international. International literally refers to the relationship among different nations. Global literally refers to the globe, a concept that transcends nations. The establishment of modern society was marked by the rise of the nation state. Ever since that happened, there has been a fundamental difference between the domestic relations among people of the same country and international relations among people of different countries. Meanwhile, to be global is simply about the relations among people. For a Japanese company, the idea of selling products to an American customer is international. Globally speaking, this is simply a company selling products to one of its customers. Globalization has to be this shift in the way of thinking. The global concept represents historical progress, advancement in human wisdom, and creative development of intelligence. Human history has long been a history of rule of violence. The rise of the nation state at least manifests the rule of reason within the country, but in turn justifies violence between countries in the form of war. Nevertheless, the advancement of globalization is likely to overcome the limitations of the nation state and ultimately achieve rule of reason in the form of a single global civil society. However far that day may be, it is sure to arrive: the direction of mankind is set towards that destination. If American companies are backed by their country’s overwhelmingly powerful military force when expanding into foreign markets, that is not global. It is global only when American companies expand worldwide purely based on business rationality. Globalization has to be the shift from the rule of power to the rule of reason. True globalization is in the horizon of social philosophy, not by physical force but by the force of intelligence. That is why Japan has a great opportunity, having abandoned active use of military power, being a small island country bound to shrink further through population decline, and having betted on establishing itself as a knowledge-oriented nation.

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Mar 20, 2017
byHC Asset Management

Our CEO Noriyuki Morimoto contributed an article to 20 March issue of Weekly Financial Affairs

 

Our CEO Noriyuki Morimoto wrote “What does the merger between Trust Companies of Mizuho Group and Mitsui Sumitomo Group lead to?” for 20 March issue of Weekly Financial Affairs

Mar 10, 2017
byHC Asset Management

Our CEO Norinyuki Morimoto contributed a chapter in the textbook for Kinzai’s remote learning program. Kinzai is a leading Japanese publication specialised in finance.

 

Our CEO Noriyuki Morimoto wrote the 1st Chapter “What is fiduciary duty?” for Kinzai’s textbook “Practical Application of Fiduciary Duty Principles”

Feb 01, 2017
byHC Asset Management

Our CEO Noriyuki Morimoto contributed an article to the February issue of Monthly Energy Forum

 

His article “[TEPCO] should strive to become a top global energy utility.” was one of the feature articles for “Big Bang after dismantling of TEPCO”

Dec 02, 2016
byHC Asset Management

Our CEO Noriyuki Morimoto spoke at "Insurance Risk Management Conference 2016" organised by Moody's Analytics

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