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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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Private Equity in Japan: Sale of HVC Holdings, Inc. (the holding company of HIVIC Co., Ltd.)

Feb 19, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

Private Equity in Japan>Polaris's announcementPolaris Private Equity Fund Ⅲ("Polaris Fund Ⅲ"), managed by Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd. ("Polaris"), has agreed with Yamane Hisano Co., Ltd. ("YHC") on the sale of all of the shares (with 100% of the voting rights) of HVC Holdings, Inc. (the holding company of HIVIC Co., Ltd.) ("HIVIC") owned by Polaris Fund Ⅲand other shareholder to YHC and signed Share Purchase Agreement today.

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J-REIT: Notice of Acquisition and Disposition of Assets-Nippon Building Fund Inc.

Feb 18, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Nippon Building Fund's announcement(Acquisition of G-BASE TAMACHI and one other property, and disposition of NBF Shibakouen Daimon Street Bldg. and one other property)Nippon Building Fund Management, Ltd. ("NBFM"), to which Nippon Building Fund, Inc. (“NBF”) entrusts asset management services, hereby provides notice of its decision on February 15, 2019 to acquisition and disposition of assets.

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Private Equity in Japan: INCJ to make follow-on investment in Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd.

Feb 15, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

Private Equity in Japan>INCJ's announcement・Decision to invest up to JPY18 billion to support the global expansion of Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (“DMP”), which engages in the creation of high definition 3D map data. ・DMP will enhance its position in the growing market for mapping to support autonomous driving through the acquisition of US-based Ushr Inc. (“Ushr”). ・Establishing a data platform applicable to autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), as well as infrastructure management, snow removal, and i-Construction.

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Feb 13, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

Apple Suplier Japan Display reportedly saved by $723m bailout from China and Taiwan"National project to consolidate cyclical business is being rescued by China and Taiwan. Political power should better stand away from businesses. "Abe defends BOJ's policy"The number of employment had increased, especially the once retired above 60 generation. Surely they would gain much less than the working generations." BusinessSoftBank’s Son Transforms $5.5 Billion to $17 Billion Overnight

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J-REIT: Daiwa House REIT's Announcement

Feb 12, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Daiwa House REIT's announcement①Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation ("DHR") hereby announces the decision made today by Daiwa House Asset Management Co., Ltd. (the "Asset Manager"), the asset manager to which DHR entrusts the management of its assets, for DHR to acquire and lease the following assets (the "Anticipated Acquisitions"). >Daiwa House REIT's announcement②Daiwa House REIT Investment Corporation ("DHR") hereby announves that a resolution was passed at a board of directors meeting held on February 8, 2019 to issue new investment units and conduct asecondary offering of investment units.

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J-REIT: Nomura Real Estate Master Fund's Announcement

Feb 08, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Nomura  Real Estate Master Fund's announcement①Nomura Real Estate Master Fund, Inc. (“Nomura Master Fund” or the “Fund”) announces the decision made today by  Nomura  Real  Estate Asset Management Co., Ltd., a licensed asset management company retained by the Fund to provide asset management services, to acquire properties (the “Acquisitions”). >Nomura  Real Estate Master Fund's announcement②Nomura Real Estate Master Fund, Inc. (“Nomura Master Fund” or the “Fund”) today announced that, at the Board of Directors meeting held on February 7, 2019, it has resolved to issue new investment units and conduct a secondary offering of investment units.

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Feb 06, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

Shiseido Establishes a New Factory in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture"Responding to growing global demand." Japan's MUFG third-quarter profit falls 6 percent on decline in gains from stock holdings"Details→Financial Highlights under Japanese GAAP for 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019" Japan to require casino resorts to have unprecedentedly big hotels"Public comments by March 4." Japan is back as a top global contender"Fair satement." BusinessAI-based medical diagnostic services set to debut in JapanToyota, Panasonic look to charge up JapanJapanese Gas Major To Ramp Up Overseas Investment

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Jan 30, 2019
byAkane Hashimoto

Minutes: BOJ fiercely divided over rate cuts during ’08 crisis"Although a sensitive information, 10 years after might be too late."Nissan’s Silent Minority Deserves to Be Heard"When most of the minorities are passive investors, how would they react? Terminating passive shold be a difficult decision. Then, it's on asset management firms' hands."Japan's Asahi to buy London Pride brewery for $330 million"The sale of the beer business to Asahi Europe Ltd (AEL) represents a multiple of 23.6x EBITDA of £10.6 million (c.$14 million) for the 52 weeks ending 31 March 2018!" Policy(BOJ)BOJ watchers split on Kuroda's next step -- tightening or easingBOJ minutes show disagreement over level of bond yieldsMajor Central Banks to Slow Pace of Tightening, Moody's SaysBank of Japan holds rates steady but trims inflation outlook  

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J-REIT : Notice Concerning Acquisition of Trust Beneficiary Interest in Domestic Real Estate (The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto and MAST Ijiri)-Sekisui House Reit Inc.

Jan 30, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

J-REIT>Sekisui House Reit's announcement①Sekisui House Reit, Inc. (“SHR”) hereby announces that Sekisui House Asset Management, Ltd., to which SHR entrusts management of its assets (the “Asset Management Company”) decided today for SHR to acquire the assets (the “Properties” or “Assets to be acquired”). >Sekisui House Reit's announcement②Sekisui House Reit, Inc. (“SHR”) hereby announces that it has decided today to undertake a new loan (the “Borrowing”)

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Private Equity in Japan: Cool Japan Fund has sold its shares in Japan Food Town Development Pte. Ltd.

Jan 28, 2019
byInvestment in Japan

Private Equity in Japan>Cool Japan Fund's announcementCool Japan Fund Inc. (CJF) announces that it has sold all its shares in Japan Food Town Development Pte. Ltd. (JFTD) to JAOF Investment Inc. (JAOFI), a company invested in by the Japan Association of Overseas Promotion for Food & Restaurants (JAOF) and corporate supporters.

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