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Takashi Umekawa

As medical costs mount, Japan to weigh cost-effectiveness in setting drug prices

18 Feb 2019

TOKYO Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering whether taxpayers might object to helping fund treatment, which at the time cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, for patients in their twilight years.

Takeda clears key hurdle as investors back $59 billion Shire deal

05 Dec 2018

OSAKA Takeda Pharmaceutical has won shareholder approval for its $59 billion takeover of London-listed Shire , creating a global powerhouse that has a stronger drugs pipeline but is also saddled with massive debt. | Video

Takeda hikes annual profit forecast by a third after second-quarter profit jump

31 Oct 2018

TOKYO Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd on Wednesday boosted its annual operating profit outlook by a third after second-quarter earnings surged on strong global sales of its drugs for bowel disease and multiple myeloma.

Mitsubishi Heavy's struggling aircraft unit to gain $2 billion lifeline: NHK

23 Oct 2018

TOKYO Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is arranging 220 billion yen ($2 billion) in financial support for its aircraft unit, which has struggled to deliver its first passenger plane, national broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday.

REFILE-Japan's GPIF eases minimum requirement for domestic bond holdings

27 Sep 2018

TOKYO, Sept 27 Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, has temporarily eased a requirement that at least a quarter of its money be invested in domestic bonds given their very low yields, documents released Wednesday showed.

BOJ's Suzuki: need to watch policy impact on bond market

29 Aug 2018

Bank of Japan board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Wednesday central bankers need to pay more attention to how the bond market is affected by its ultra loose monetary policy, which is likely to be in place for a long time.

Japan's GPIF buys net $6.9 billion of foreign assets in April-June

03 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, continued its push into foreign assets in the April-June quarter while reducing its investment in low-yielding Japanese bonds, figures based on the fund's results showed on Friday.

Japan's GPIF buys net $6.9 bln of foreign assets in April-June

03 Aug 2018

TOKYO, Aug 3 Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, continued its push into foreign assets in the April-June quarter while reducing its investment in low-yielding Japanese bonds, figures based on the fund's results showed on Friday.

Japan's GPIF posts $50 billion loss in first quarter as trade tensions hit stocks

06 Jul 2018

TOKYO Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund, lost 5.5 trillion yen (37.5 billion pounds) on its investments in the first quarter as worries about U.S.-China trade friction pushed down stocks in Japan and abroad, the fund said on Friday.

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