Japan’s recovering investment climate
19 March 2013
Expectations regarding “Abenomics” have sent the stock markets soaring. Pension funds have increasingly been reporting cumulative returns of over 10% thus far in the fiscal year, and the atmosphere...
Japan - Setting priorities for the golden years
30 January 2013
Norihisa Tamura, the new chief of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare lists his plans to address the country’s ageing population in an interview with Nenkin Joho.
Investing in Japan, one year after the earthquake
15 March 2012
The Tohoku earthquake of March 2011 was one of the most devastating natural disasters of recent times. Martin Steward asks if it has changed the way investors look at their Japanese equity portfolios.
Japanese funds diversify away from equities and bonds
8 May 2011
When a pension fund with a large asset base uses multiple funds in an attempt to diversify risk, the task of keeping track of its investments, gauging its income gains and otherwise managing its...
Uncertainty Creates a Buying Opportunity
29 September 2010
In the last decade Japan has outperformed US and other major world markets in dollar terms
System diversification and portfolio risk
17 June 2010
In the minds of many in Japan, there is one question that remains unanswered: what are the true strengths of defined contribution pensions? Akiko Nomura provides his perspective on the issue.
Whatever happens, this is a new era for Japan
30 October 2009
From inside and outside Japan, everyone is wondering whether the Hatoyama revolution will truly herald a new era for Japan, or if this will be just the latest in a string of false dawns.