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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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Aug 08, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Japan’s Central Bank Is Roiling Markets"In such a low yield and aging environment, there is no doubt that people would prioritize saving money…It should be more important to eliminate financial exclusion at various situations." Recent NewsEconomyBonuses Push Up Pay for Japanese Workers Yet Spending Falls Policy(BOJ)Bank of Japan policymakers fretted over stimulus side effects at June meeting GPIFJapan's GPIF buys net $6.9 bln of foreign assets in April-JuneJapan govt. pension fund posts 2-trillion-yen gain Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryJapan Inc. Is Decluttering—and Foreign Investors Love the Look

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Aug 01, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Dublin City Council looks to Japan to help with smart city project"Softbank had been actively involved in smart city projects since 2016, especially in developing IoT networks." What countries have the longest life expectancies?"Therefore asset management is becoming the most important thing to support longevity." Need for foreign language disaster alerts for travelers rises in Japan"Japan is quite good managing disaster. Please contact anyone nearby when something happens!."

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Jul 25, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank goes live with DTCC’s GC Direct"good news" Recent NewsPolicy (BOJ)Bank of Japan faces the return of very low inflation

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Jul 18, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryShareholders find their voice at Japan's annual meetings GPIFThe giant awakens: five charts on GPIF’s $1.77bn infra portfolio BusinessMUFG Considers Job Cuts at Its Brokerage Business Overseas

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Jul 11, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

Yoshio Hishida: how I’m merging fund management at Sumitomo "Big merger is expected to close this year." Japan to Name Toshihide Endo as Top Financial Regulator This Month: Source"Official appointment is expected to be made on July 17th. " Japan’s Financial Services Agency sees need to protect elderly investors"...15 percent of overall securities in the nation, including stocks, may be held by people with dementia by 2035!" Recent NewsGPIFGPIF sends more abroad, cuts back on inhouse management BusinessMitsubishi turnround raises questions for Nissan-Renault  Sumitomo Mitsui Backs Aviation Leasing Arm to Repel China Threat Policy (BOJ)BOJ's Masai urges banks to adjust business model amid new challenges  EconomyJapan is finally starting to admit more foreign workers    

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Jul 04, 2018
byAkane Hashimoto

GPIF gets go-ahead for direct fund commitments"Positive move, interesting to watch." Are central banks embracing too much risk?"Yes, governance issues should be discussed more." Recent NewsBusinessSoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan’ hotel technology service Japan's MUFG Calls on Morgan Stanley Expertise in Wealth Management Drive Top 1000 World Banks - Japan's megabanks steer a stable course at the top MUFG-Morgan Stanley Venture Accused of Futures Manipulation Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryMore investors engaging in the battle against climate change: PRI chairman EconomyJapan's Next Economic Boom Will Be Bitcoin And Blockchain Fuelled

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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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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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