Today’s Pick 13

April 8, 2015
by Investment in Japan

Policies and business activities related to Japan investment opportunities


Japan central bank survey finds corporate outlook cautious, capital spending to fall

Japan’s battery-powered economic recovery


“Good example how long term low interest rate environment can destroy value of money.”

Recent News


Citi to sell Japan credit card unit to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Japan’s Sony Corp. halves stake in Olympus

Disaster expo shows off flourishing Japan industry dedicated to coping with catastrophe

Why Japan’s factories won’t be going home

Nissan to make automatic braking standard feature in Japan

Cool Japan Fund to invest in green tea cafes in U.S.



Japan GPIF may consider governance in stock investments

Under-30s short of cash can defer their Japan pension payments

GPIF adds to private equity and real assets capabilities



Japan’s Missing Generation of Entrepreneurs

Monthly Report of Prospects for Japan’s Economy April 2015(JRI)

Japanese Economy Update(JCER)

Positive sign for Abenomics: Bonuses up, real wage decline slows in Japan

Japan’s wary manufacturers resist Abe’s urge to splurge

McKinsey’s Growth Strategy (AKA ‘Fourth Arrow’) For Japan (I)

World watches how Japan manages its ageing citizens



Announcement of the FY2014 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Japan is still home to some of the world’s greatest companies, but has yen to innovate

Japan stocks scale 15-year peak


Japan Post

Japan Post Counts on Dividend to Seal Planned IPO Deal

Japan Post actively seeking more acquisitions after Toll

Japan Post Bank to step up investment in foreign bonds, stocks by 30%

Japan Post Group targets ?450 billion net profit



Bank of Japan Dissenter Wants to Disarm Monetary ‘Bazooka’

BOJ faces reality check on inflation target

Direct Investment by Region and Industry (4th quarter 2014, 2014 C.Y.)


?And more

Forbes Japan Rich List Shows Mixed Fortunes

Video: Japan’s Cherry Blossoms Open Up to the World

Japan Inc says sayonara to culture of long working hours