HC Picks 300

February 10, 2021
by Akane Hashimoto

Period : January 28, 2021 – February 8, 2021

Category :[Business] [Economy] [Market]

-Policies and business activities related to Japan investment opportunities-

● Bain Capital Boosts Japan Staff by 25% as Competition Grows

● Shiseido has positioned premium skin beauty as its core business

● Showa Denko business consolidations

 > “More and more companies have started to use private equity funds to rebalance business portfolio. Good news for both investors and managers. Challenges for Japanese PEs are to build strong pipeline with global potential buyers.”


● A new golden age for Japanese entrepreneurs

 > “This is a good point. Human Capital and vision.”


● Japan bank deposits rise at record pace as firms, households hoard cash

 > “Japanese wouldn’t spend when they are worried about the future. How could the government encourage them to spend?”


● Japan’s Topix stock index closes at highest level since 1991

● BOJ tops pension whale as Japan’s largest stockholder

 > “Successful if the government may encourage retail to purchase stocks, as BoJ needs to do something about their holdings.”