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Yoshiyuki Osada

Manna from heaven? Shares tied to Japan's Nagasaki get Pope visit boost

24 Jan 2019

TOKYO Japanese shares linked to the city of Nagasaki got an unlikely boost on Thursday after Pope Francis unveiled a plan to visit Japan, with media reporting Nagasaki, for centuries a center of Christianity in Japan, would be on his itinerary.

UPDATE 1-Japan's Meiji Yasuda Life to increase un-hedged foreign bonds

25 Oct 2018

* To increase unhedged foreign bond holdings in 2H when yen rises

Tiny Japan shipping shares jump on North Korea detente hopes

15 Jun 2018

TOKYO, June 15 Shares of small Japanese shippers jumped this week after the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sparked hopes of news business ties with the reclusive country.

Japanese retail investors pull out of bear fund as Nikkei hits 26-year peak

22 Jan 2018

TOKYO Japanese retail investors are pulling out of a popular bear market fund as a rally in the benchmark Nikkei index to 26-year highs prompts many market participants to ditch their contrarian strategies.

A celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

24 Sep 2017

TOKYO On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though.

Japan launches new index of well run, high-return small companies

13 Mar 2017

TOKYO The Tokyo Stock Exchange launched a new stock index on Monday, selecting 200 companies among small-to-mid-cap firms with high return on equity and operating profits as well as strong corporate governance.

Fewer workers, higher wages: Japan Inc feels demographic pinch

02 Mar 2017

TOKYO Ask the president of Japan's largest daycare chain what his biggest headache is, and Kazuhiro Ogita doesn't hesitate: workers and wage costs. Not enough of one, too much of the other.

Kansai reactors clear initial safety rules; to hike power rates

17 Dec 2014

TOKYO/OSAKA Japan's nuclear regulator gave an initial safety clearance on Wednesday to two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the second approval under new rules introduced after the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Hope for Abe's 'virtuous cycle' as Japan Inc spends on technology

07 Jul 2014

OSAKA Japan Japanese manufacturers, flush with cash but loath to spend it at home since the global financial crisis, are finally shedding their deflationary mindset and splashing out on the new plant and equipment crucial to sustaining a nascent economic recovery.

Hope for Abe's "virtuous cycle" as Japan Inc spends on technology

07 Jul 2014

OSAKA, Japan, July 8 Japanese manufacturers, flush with cash but loath to spend it at home since the global financial crisis, are finally shedding their deflationary mindset and splashing out on the new plant and equipment crucial to sustaining a nascent economic recovery.

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