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J-REIT:Notice Concerning Acquisition of Property (REVE Nakameguro (land with leasehold interest))

Jun 25, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>TOKYU REIT's announcementTOKYU REIT, Inc. (“TOKYU REIT”) today announced that its investment management company, Tokyu Real Estate Investment Management Inc. (“Tokyu REIM”), has decided to acquire domestic real estate.

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Private Equity in Japan: Announcement of investment in CONFEX Co., Ltd.

Jun 22, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

Japan Private Equity>TOKIO MARINE CAPITAL's announcementTOKIO MARINE CAPITAL CO., LTD. (TMC) announced that TMCAP2016 limited partnership, which is an investment fund, managed by TMC, acquired shares of CONFEX Co., Ltd. (CONFEX).

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J-REIT:NIPPON REIT-Notice Concerning Determination of Price Pertaining to Issuance of New Investment Units and Secondary Distribution of Investment Units

Jun 21, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>NIPPON REIT Investment Corporation's announcementNIPPON REIT Investment Corporation ("NIPPON REIT") announces that, concerning the issuance of new investment units and secondary distribution of investment units for which a resolution was passed at a meeting of the board of officers of NIPPON REIT held on June8, 2018, the following issue price, secondary distribution price, etc. were determined at a meeting of the board of officers of NIPPON REIT.

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Jun 20, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

BusinessMercari wants to be the first Japan startup to make it in US. SoftBank without founder Son in future is on minds of bond investors Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryCorporate Japan shifts from stock options to actual stock PolicyBOJ far from realizing exit strategy for monetary easing  

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Private Equity in Japan: Notice Concerning the Acquisition of Shares of Care Plus Co., Ltd

Jun 20, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

Japan Private Equity>ALSOK's announcementSOHGO SECURITY SERVICES CO., LTD. ("ALSOK") is pleased to announce the agreement which ALSOK will acquire the whole share of Care Plus Co., Ltd. ("Care Plus") on June 18, 2018.

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The Fate of the Japan Atomic Power Company

Jun 18, 2018
byNoriyuki Morimoto

The Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) is the entity that started the first commercial nuclear power generation in Japan with Tokai Power Station in 1966. This station ended its operation in 1998 and is now in the process of decommissioning. JAPC’s Tsuruga Power Station Unit 1 also stopped operation last year and is due to be decommissioned as well. Currently, JAPC still operates the Tokai No.2 Power Station and Tsuruga Power Station Unit 2. But as the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) identified an active fault line beneath Tsuruga Power Station Unit 2, it is virtually inevitable for it to be decommissioned. If JAPC could operate just one nuclear reactor (if it can be restarted) while having to decommission three, it may be too much pressure for the company even to survive. For Japan’s nuclear power industry, whether the business is to keep going or not, decommissioning technology is going to be vitally important going forward. In that sense, JAPC’s history as pioneer of both starting and ending nuclear power generation is a valuable one. Therefore, the company’s experience and skills as a group of technical experts have to be maintained. Even if the Japanese people choose to phase out nuclear power generation, it would take an extremely long time to complete the process. In order to phase out safely and to rationalize costs, a high level of nuclear technology has to be maintained and developed as a political agenda. Moreover, in theory, the government’s nuclear power policies should have settled with keeping nuclear power generation: the NRA, a government agency, is very active in enhancing safety of nuclear power generation and the healthy development of the nuclear power industry. Such activities would be an unacceptable waste in the direction of nuclear phase-out. Under the new regulatory standards of NRA, there will be a huge amount of additional cost including major refurbishing expenses. Such additional costs would ultimately be funded by the citizens, in form of utility fees or tax. If Japan was to phase out nuclear power after such a burden, it would be a tremendous waste.It the policy is to go toward nuclear phase-out, the NRA would have to focus its purpose strictly on safe decommissioning measures. And even in that case, the agenda of maintaining and developing advanced nuclear technology cannot be crossed out. 

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Private Equity in Japan: INCJ revokes decision to support Nakayama Amorphous Co., Ltd.

Jun 15, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

Japan Private Equity>Innovation Network Corporation of Japan's announcementInnovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) announced today that it had revoked its decision to invest in Nakayama Amorphous Co., Ltd. (“Nakayama Amorphous”), a company engaged in design, manufacture and sales of products using amorphous metal, based on Article 100, Paragraph 1, Item 1 of the Law on Special Measures for Industrial Revitalization (Act 2013, No.98). The reason is that Nakayama Amorphous decided at its extraordinary meeting of shareholders to dissolve itself and discontinue the business activities stipulated in said law.

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J-REIT: Notice Concerning Issuance of Invest Corporation Bonds

Jun 14, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>MORI TRUST Sogo Reit’s announcementMori Trust Sogo Reit, Inc. (MTR) announced today its decision to issue a total of 3 billion yen in investment corporation bonds.

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Jun 13, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan's FANG trio have no teeth"Is it because of lack of strategy or lack of dream?" Kansai: Japan’s historic heartland plays to its strengths"Very good read on cultural difference." Days are numbered for ATMs in Japan’s banking system"Life gets easier If banks allow customers to cancel accounts online." Japan's lenders need to be more nimble investors, ex-banker says""Risk based spread" is the most important factors." Corporate Japan sharpens business focus under investor scrutiny"Should be a huge issue for investors who have to own a lot of things."  Recent NewsGPIFThe world's biggest pension fund struggles with sustainability Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryLeading critic of Japan Inc puts funds on alert MarketAsian shares edge higher amid trade tensions and ahead of central bank meetings BanksScrutinize the regional bank lending fiasco   

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Private Equity in Japan: Cool Japan Fund Entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to Sell its Shares in ICJ Department Store SDN.BHD

Jun 12, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

Japan Private Equity>Cool Japan Fund's announcementCool Japan Fund Inc. (CJF) announces that we entered into a share purchase agreement to sell its shares in ICJ Department Store SDN.BHD. (ICJ) to ISETAN OF JAPAN SDN.BHD. (IOJ), a subsidiary wholly owned by Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.

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J-REIT:Notice Concerning Issuance of New Investment Units and Secondary Offering of Investment Units

Jun 11, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>NIPPON REIT Investment Corporation's announcementNIPPON REIT Investment Corporation announces that, at  a meeting of the board of officers of NIPPON REIT held on June 8, 2018, the following resolution was passed concerning the issuance of new investment units and secondary offering of investment units.

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Jun 06, 2018
byInvestment in Japan

Canon ends film camera business after more than 80 years"New technology is overtaking traditional tech"  Recent NewsInboundJapan’s tourism boom is spreading economic benefits to rural areas: report BusinessSharp to buy Toshiba’s PC business for ¥4 billion EconomyJapan’s recovery is the greatest economic success story never told  

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