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Mar 20, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

These Risky U.S. Loans Are Adored by Japanese Investors"It is very important to select actively managed portfolios. "Japanese Financial Services Agency issues guidance on capital requirements for securitisation investors"JFSA is encouraging institutional investors to set clear selection process and risk management policies. "Japanese Risk Retention: JFSA Favors Diligence Over Disruption Hundreds of Firms May Be Demoted in Tokyo Exchange Shakeup"It should be a social responsibility to maintain a qualified pool of companies." Japan and U.S. join rest of the world in grounding Boeing 737 Max jets as crash data raise concerns"Hopefully technical issues be clarified soon." Recent price rises fail to boost Japan inflation"Japan is matured enough that price increase would only result in less consumption…" Not just a Japanese disease: Mizuho’s woes afflict the world"Warning to all banks running business in a flat yield curve environment." Policy (BOJ)Japan to Tackle Global Financial Regulation Disharmony at G-20 Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryNissan faces governance row over board chairmanship BusinessSoftBank, Other Investors in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Uber’s Self-Driving Unit 

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Private Equity in Japan: Sunrise Capital Ⅲ has signed an agreement to acquire BLOOM Group

Mar 19, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

Private Equity in Japan>CLSA Capital Partners' announcementTokyo – Monday, 18 March 2019 – CLSA Capital Partners, the asset management business of CLSA, is pleased to announce that Sunrise Capital III (“Sunrise III”) has signed an agreement to acquire BLOOM Ltd. and its affiliated companies (“BLOOM Group” or “Company”), a leading designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of amusement-related products, toys and daily goods in Japan.  A fund of CLSA Capital Partners, Sunrise III invests in established, mid-cap companies with strong growth potential in Japan. 

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Private Equity in Japan: Notice of Agreement to Transfer Shares of AYUMI Pharmaceutical Corporation -Unison Capital, Inc.

Mar 18, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

Private Equity in Japan>Unison Capital's announcementWe are pleased to announce that Unison Capital Partners III, L.P. and other funds (“Unison”), for which we serve as advisors, and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) have entered into a share transfer agreement (the "Agreement") with respect to the transfer of all outstanding shares of AYUMI Pharmaceutical Corporation (“AYUMI”).

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J-REIT: Notice Concerning Acquisition of Property-Kenedix Retail REIT

Mar 13, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Kenedix Retail REIT's announcement①Notice Concerning Acquisition of Property (Musashi Ranzan Distribution Center) >Kenedix Retail REIT's announcement②Notice Concerning Acquisition of Property (Yokohama Kamigo Distribution Center)

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Mar 13, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

SoftBank sets up $5 bil. Latin America fund"Softbank has been aggressively expanding investment business and will be..." BusinessNissan cuts back on more business at English plant, pulling Infiniti from Western EuropeNissan, Renault and Mitsubishi seek fresh start after Carlos Ghosn era with new joint boardToyota and JAXA plan to send rover to the moon in 2029, with space inside for four astronautsSoftBank-backed startup Uhuru considering London listingSoftBank finds more love for early-stage investingSBI aims to raise ¥100 bil. for biz succession fund for small firms EconomyJapan's household spending rises 2.0% in January, up for second monthJapan's fourth-quarter GDP upgraded, but business conditions index continues downtrend Policy (BOJ)Has monetary easing run its course? 

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Mar 06, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

Japanese pension funds: Slowly but surely"Should be time to review asset definitions. "Alternatives" would not help monitoring nor risk management." Mitsubishi to Acquire Aviation Finance Business of DVB BankJapan's MUFG to buy German DZ Bank's aviation finance arm"Good move. Potentially JREIT market might grow to aviation sector."  Policy (BOJ)Japan plans rule change to encourage regional bank consolidation: NikkeiMizuho Bank chief calls on BoJ to reconsider monetary easing Governance/Stewardship/FiduciaryDalton Calls for `Massive' Buybacks, Board Seat at Shinsei Bank MarketCLO Market's Japanese Buyers Face More Regulatory Scrutiny  

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Private Equity in Japan: 500 Startups' Japan Team Starts New Fund Called Coral Capital

Mar 05, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

Private Equity in Japan>The 500 Startups Japan Team Launches Coral Capital500 Startups’ Japan team is breaking off to start a new early-stage investment firm called Coral Capital.

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Feb 27, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

There's a Fad for Corporate VCs in Japan. That's a Good Thing"Corporate mainstream are more interested in VCs than its  pension plans. Can't they collaborate and share expertise?"Japan launches 100m euro fund to invest in Nordic, Baltic tech companies"Again, corporate investments. There should be a way to bridge corporate activities and pension fund management."PRIMER: Japan's proposed retention rule for securitization."For those who are interested in." BusinessHow Toyota is helping Japan with its multibillion-dollar push to create a hydrogen-fueled society Policy (BOJ)Japan PM Abe's adviser says BOJ can shelve its price goal

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J-REIT: Notice Concerning Acquisition of Asset (Silent Partnership Equity Interest)-Star Asia

Feb 27, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Star Asia Investment Corporation's announcementStar Asia Investment Management Co., Ltd. (the "Asset Manager"), to which Star Asia Investment Corporation ("SAR") entrusts the management of its assets, announces today its decision on the following acquisition of an asset (Silent partnership equity interest).

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J-REIT : Notice Concerning Disposition of Trust Beneficiary Right in 8953 Osaka Shinsaibashi Building-Japan Retail

Feb 21, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Japan Retail Fund's announcementJapanm Retail Fund Investment Corporation ("JRF") announced today that Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Ralty Inc., JRF's asset manager(the "Asset Manager"), determined to dispose of the trust beneficiary right in 8953 osaka Shinsaibashi Building.

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Feb 20, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

The Bank for Japanese Farmers That Fuels the Global Lending MarketHow Japan’s farmers and fishermen backed the leveraged loan boom"Looks like western people like this story although CLO bond is just part of a huge lending market." Japan’s Women Need More Than JobsSignificant Changes to Japan's Labor Laws Will Take Effect in April 2019: Are You Prepared?"The introduction of "Equal Pay For Equal Work" is expected to improve unfair situations." MarketNomura Asset Management to provide Japanese funds access to CLSSettlement BusinessToyota-SoftBank venture to start taxi ride-sharing trial in TokyoJapan's Kyushu Electric to scrap aging nuclear reactor at Genkai EconomyJapan’s Economic Rebound Fails to Dispel Concerns Over MomentumJapanese Economy Scores ReboundJapan’s economy returns to growth despite trade war worries 

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J-REIT: NIPPON REIT's announcement

Feb 20, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>NIPPON REIT's announcement①NIPPON REIT Investment Corporation ("NIPPON REIT") announces that Sojitz REIT Advisors K.K. ("SRA"), which is entrusted to manage the assets of NIPPON REIT, today decided on the following transfer and acquisition of assets (respectively the "Transfer" and the "Acquisition", and collecticely the "Transactions"). Futhermore, SRA decided cancellation of lease and leasing of asset related to the Transactions as well. The tenants of the properties to be acquired comply with the tenant screening criteria described in the Report on the Management Structure and System of the Issuer of Real Estate Investment Trust Units and Related Parties dated September 28, 2018. >NIPPON REIT's announcement②Supplementary Material Regarding "Transfer and Acquisition of Assets" >NIPPON REIT's announcement③NIPPON REIT Investment Corporation announces that it has decided on the following borrowing of funds.

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