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Nov 14, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Activist funds jump 50% to hit record levels in Japan"Funds agitating for change at Japanese companies include global names such as Oasis Management, Third Point, Elliott Management and Argyle Street." All about ToshibaToshiba buys back ¥120.8 billion worth of its own shares"Toshiba paid ¥3,635, the closing price Monday, per share in off-hour trading before the market reopened.They should have had a chance to buyback at a lower price."UK nuclear power station plans scrapped as Toshiba pulls out"Toshiba said it would take a 18.8bn Japanese yen (£125m) hit from closing its NuGeneration subsidiary"Toshiba to take more than $800m loss to exit US LNG business BusinessSoftBank Targets $20 Billion IPO for Japanese Mobile UnitAQR Capital Management to Offer Investment Solutions and Services in Japan EconomyFinancial assets at households average ¥11.51 million 

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Nov 07, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Why Pressure in Japan Is Undercutting Shares of U.S. Real-Estate Companies"Market trend may be caused by distributors, not final investors."China, Japan sign MOU on cooperation of securities market"Could be an interesting collaboration."Goldman Sachs to launch online retail bank Marcus in Japan"Technology should open up services to small transactions." Recent NewsEconomyJapan-EU trade deal clears hurdle for ’19 startFirms cut profit outlook on worries about trade tensions Policy(BOJ)BOJ minutes show worry over side effects of easingJapan needs China's business and pacified US-China relationsExclusive: BOJ eyes tweaks to bond-buying program, but won't rush changes - sources BusinessBoom In Japanese M&A Deals

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Oct 31, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Why Pressure in Japan Is Undercutting Shares of U.S. Real-Estate Companies"Market trend may be caused by distributors, not final investors."China, Japan sign MOU on cooperation of securities market"Could be an interesting collaboration."Goldman Sachs to launch online retail bank Marcus in Japan"Technology should open up services to small transactions." Policy (BOJ)Japan needs China's business and pacified US-China relationsExclusive: BOJ eyes tweaks to bond-buying program, but won't rush changes - sources

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Oct 24, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Nomura Holdings planning ¥100 billion fund with Chinese firm"Business successions and globalizations can change the landscape of Japanese private equity market."Ex-BOJ chief Shirakawa warns monetary policy no quick fix to Japan's woes"What if banks apply appropriate credit spreads on lending... "Japan’s prime minister, a Trump buddy, now tries to cozy up to China’s president"Promising!"Japan’s dying shareholders signal sombre outlook for its stocks"Wonder why the heirs need to sell stocks. Japanese stocks  provide good dividends, they would need those."Apollo joins queue of buyout groups betting on Japan"In Japan, deal size can be tiny or very large." Recent NewsPolicy(BOJ)BOJ warns Japan's bank risk-taking hits near 30-year high BusinessJapan’s complete-aircraft goal is put back to 2020 EconomyJapan’s exports unexpectedly fell in September after natural disasters, clouding U.S.-China trade war impact 

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Oct 17, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Reflecting the nation’s history, sōgō shōsha are unique to Japan"Easy to read article on Japan conglomerates or trading companies."Japan has world's most powerful passport, report finds; USA's is bumped to fifth"Japan now has access — either visa-free or visa-upon-arrival — to 190 countries, just narrowly beating out Singapore (189)" Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryAsia’s progress on ESG is glacially slow but attitudes are changing

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Oct 10, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

MUFG's Nobuyuki Hirano: Japanese banking's greatest hope"This article describes business challenges and new targets of Japanese mega banks."Saudi Arabia Doubles Down on SoftBank Bet With Extra $45 Billion"The Vision Fund seems to have  made a return of over 20 percent in its first five months."Tsukiji: Japan's famed fish market to relocate"Relocating to Toyosu, opening on October 11." Recent NewsBusinessToyota and Softbank form Monet mobility company, plan autonomous services Policy(BOJ)Abenomics Revamp Needed to Sustain Japan Recovery, IMF Says

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Oct 03, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

'Lost generation' haunts Japan, Abe and the BOJ"Japanese workers currently in their mid-30s to mid-40s are known collectively as the "lost generation.""Japan’s Tankan survey shows surprise Q3 fall in business sentiment"Could be due to the series of  natural disasters which is unusual."Julius Baer and Nomura team up in JapanNomura's announcement"Baer Nomura Wealth Management Ltd. On December 2018" Recent NewsEconomyJapan Inc's inflation expectations slip after BOJ policy change: tankan MarketJapanese banks to offer instant money transfers using blockchain Policy(BOJ)Bank of Japan’s deafening silence amid the world central bankers’ hubbub speaks volumes about Abenomics BusinessDubai and Japan ink fintech cooperation deal   

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Sep 26, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Bank of Japan Maintains Promise to Keep Extremely Low Rates for ‘Extended Period’"No interest rate means no time value…"Japan’s Successful Economic Model"Talks about GDP per capita growth"Why Japanese Hedge Funds Continue to Impress Us"Interesting observation, in such a low volatility market." Recent NewsGPIFGPIF, World's Largest Pension Fund, Selects New Environmental Indices Launched by S&P Dow Jones IndicesGPIF has appointed an investment manager for Global Real Estate Mandate ("Core Strategy") Policy(BOJ)With Fed set to raise rates again, other central banks sound ready to end the easy money, too MarketJapan’s Markets Have Been Transformed by the Overwhelming Abenomics Wave BusinessSoftbank Looking at Blockchain for Global Payments

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Sep 05, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan’s Shinzo Abe vows to raise retirement age "Most of the talks today is to be preared for a 100 years life."Japan, savings superpower of the world"Domestic growth should be supported by innovations to support aging society."

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Aug 29, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Customer-first approach necessary for selling investment trust funds"Upon Bank of Japan, cash and deposits held by households totals 961 trillion yen."‘Don’t blame BOJ,’ FSA chief Toshihide Endo tells struggling regional banks"FSA commissioner, Mr. Endo is emphasising the necessity to review and set strong business models." Recent NewsBusinessJapan’s star businessman who ignores his investors to make them richSelf-driving cars: Japan start-up sets up research lab in Singapore BanksNew Mizuho chief pledges to save Japan from SME succession crisis Policy(BOJ)Japan central bank may dial back stimulus before price goal met: ex-BOJ IshidaMajor Central Banks Are Too Hawkish - Don’t be surprised if there’s a switch to a sort of global synchronized easing 

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Aug 22, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan’s Don Quijote joins retail’s top ranks with rule-breaking approach"Can be a type of storeyou have never seen before. "Why investors are bullish on Japan’s venture growth"Exciting if Japan will be a hub for business startups." Recent NewsBusinessJapan Offers Clue for British Banks' Future in Europe, U.K. Says Policy(BOJ)Bank of Japan may be 'stealth tapering' in markets, say analysts

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Aug 15, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Electric Cars Could Be a Job Killer for Japan’s No. 1 Industry"On the other hand, there are talks about declining population and labor shortage."After Mercari - Japanese asset managers see new era in venture capital investing"Various corporate activities supported by investors can lead to dynamic growth path." Recent NewsBusinessJapan's regional banks take big hits from shedding foreign debt EconomyUS-Japan price gap points to stronger yenJapan’s Economy Revs Up Again After StallingJapan begins to embrace the 100-year life MarketJapan’s Yen Bucks the RegionalJapan’s GPIF hires two local banks as custodians for short-term assets Policy(BOJ)Japan’s Financial Services Agency set to update cryptocurrency regulations in speculation countermeasure

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