Chikako Mogi

For Chikako Mogi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Cash levels pile up as investors continue to wait-and-see

May 29, 2017

Cash levels pile up as investors continue to wait-and-see

Investors’ wait-and-see approach this year is leading to a growing problem. Cash.Having sold a record amount of overseas bonds in April, as well as domestic debt, Japanese investors have mostly held off reinvesting the proceeds. Excess reserves at the Bank of Japan from the ...

Venture brings freshest fish to cities, more money for fishermen

Feb 6, 2017

Venture brings freshest fish to cities, more money for fishermen

Ryohei Nomoto wants to put fresher sashimi on your plate, and more money in the wallets of Japan’s struggling fishermen.His venture air-freights freshly caught fish from across Japan, processes them on the grounds of Tokyo’s Haneda airport, and distributes the produce to the city’s ...

Chinese tourist spending under threat as yuan slides 10% against yen

Jan 27, 2016

Chinese tourist spending under threat as yuan slides 10% against yen

Chinese tourists tumbling off buses into the Laox duty-free store in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district say the yuan’s drop against the yen may make them think twice about splurging during their shopping tours.“Many things are better than China,” said a 27-year-old Beijinger called Wang, ...