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May 16, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan Catches Up With Shipping Consolidation"Wonder whether their next step is to sell vessels to lease or keep owning them." Daimler leads new investors in closing $100bn Vision Fund"Japan mega banks included" Baidu Survey Finds Why Chinese Tourists Visit Japan"Interesting result."  Recent NewsJapan PostJapan Post Bank plans $1.5bn in-house hedge fund BusinessJapanese insurance companies to restrict coal finance  

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May 09, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Regulatory battle heats up over future of Japan's regional banks"Can  Fair Trade Commission cause bankruptcy or not?" Japan’s bloated retail banks need to downsize"According to the World Bank, high-income countries have on average 17.3 commercial-bank branches per 100,000 adults. Japan has 34.1." Mergers a leading option for regional banks seeking to stay afloat"City planning needs to be considered together with financial services policies…"  Recent NewsBusinessJapan's Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker ShireJapanese banks to participate in AI experiment on improvement of customer-orientated operations Policy(BOJ)Japan’s regulators battle over more than just a banking mergerBank of Japan Ditches Inflation Target Date GPIFJapan’s GPIF to expand measures to boost stewardship roleTop public pension funds delve deeper into equities Japan PostSoftBank ropes in Japan Post investment chief for its board

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May 02, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Mergers a leading option for regional banks seeking to stay afloat"City planning needs to be considered together with financial services policies…" Recent NewsPolicy (BOJ)Japan’s regulators battle over more than just a banking mergerBank of Japan Ditches Inflation Target Date Japan PostSoftBank ropes in Japan Post investment chief for its board   

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Apr 25, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Blackstone’s Japan move highlights governance fight"In order to invest in troubled listed companies in Japan, even $4.5bn may not be enough. There are very large deals and very small deals. Nothing in between. Building trusts between company managements and main banks is essential."

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Apr 18, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Investors stand to gain from Japan's corporate governance reforms"By reducing cross shareholdings, companies will be required to face investors who are looking for better governance and better profitability. "

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Mar 28, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan companies hungry for more business experience on boards"Former executives more active after retirement. Should be good thing for an aging society. " World’s biggest pension scheme overhauls fee structure"Hopefully they use a rolling three to five years return to value a strategy, otherwise, the strategies would not be diversified. " AP PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms reach full bloom in Tokyo"Have a break. Beautiful cherry blossoms."

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Mar 07, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan Post's $1.1 billion buyout fund aims to invest with KKR, Permira, others - executive"Excitiing developments." Japan's First-Ever, Self-Driving Robo-Taxis Testing On Public Roads"Would shapes of the car change dramatically?"

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Feb 28, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan’s financial regulation shake-up seen as a game changer for banks"Not necessarily a new direction. For the past 4 years, regulators were tellling the same stories, now accelerating." Japan pushes to put more women in the boardroom"First thing is to open up opportunities, then it would be up to individuals whether they wish to pursue with the opportunities or not." How Japan Is Creating New Opportunities in the Field of Regenerative Medicine"Partnerships in the healthcare industry might accelerate."

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Feb 21, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

In graying Japan, securities firms target seniors’ assets with end-of-life services"Is becoming the most important challenge. How to provide security to a longer life than expected."

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Feb 14, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan eyes tighter leverage cap on forex trading"Proposal before regulator would lower limit on gearing from 25-to-1 to 10-to-1" Japan’s staff-heavy banks downsize and turn to technology for survival"From money transfer to credit analysis. Now the width and depth of datasets availabilities are questioned." Japan's KDDI and Daiwa team to offer investing by smartphone"Daiwa Securities opening a cloud shop."

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Jan 31, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan Exchange struggles to compete with global rivals"Derivatives may be one thing, but more importantly, the quality of listed companies and investors, and English." 

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Jan 24, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Mercer Buys Japan’s BFC Asset Management"Interesting how the combined firms would create new values for Japanese investors." Panasonic set to adopt Japan governance code in landmark move "Can be the second corporate pension fund after Secom (excluding financial groups)."

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