HC Picks 98

December 21, 2016
by Akane Hashimoto

Policies and business activities related to Japan investment opportunities

Japan’s SMBC says it will buy US freight car lessor
“Leasing is one of the most profitable business for Japanese banks. Ongoing consolidations.”

Transparent top appointments remain a challenge for Japan Inc.
“Now that we have the Corporate Governance Code, Stewardship Code and Fiduciary Duty, overall governance is expected to improve in 2017.”

Publication of Summary Points from 2016-2017 Strategic Directions and Priorities
“This is a must read for everyone willing to do business in Japan. Financial institutions that provide high quality services to their clients will be selected by the clients resulting to sustainable profitable businesses. Otherwise…”


Recent News


Policy (BOJ)

Japan parliament legalises casinos


Governance / Stewardship / Fiduciary

Giant Japanese investor backs $60 trillion ESG body
Abe’s corporate governance reforms show signs of progress



Bank of Japan holds rates steady, upgrades economic outlook



Market Scramble: Japan’s whale seen making splash at market’s high tide



Japan’s Idemitsu to buy 33 percent of Showa Shell by year-end: Nikkei
Japanese Mogul Starts on Vow to Trump to Create 50,000 U.S. Jobs

This will be the last one for 2016. Thank you for your support throughout the year.
Wish you all a very happy holiday season!!? Akane Hashimoto