Komaki Ito

For Komaki Ito's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

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 ...

Japanese AI hedge fund paves way for evolution of trading

Aug 22, 2016

Japanese AI hedge fund paves way for evolution of trading

Yoshinori Nomura felt like weeping. It was the morning of June 24, Brexit day, and markets were moving against him. Well, not against him, exactly. It was the hedge fund manager’s self-learning computer program that had placed the bet, selling Japanese stock-index futures before ...

Mar 22, 2016

Hedge fund's computer says sell Japan debt after 19% gain

For Kyo Yamamoto, leaving investment choices to a computer rather than making his own calls has been the best strategy as unorthodox global monetary policies only worsen market volatility. Right now, the machine says sell Japan government bonds. GCI Systematic Macro Fund, a Japanese ...

Japan Post Insurance to boost foreign debt as JGB yields plunge

Feb 19, 2016

Japan Post Insurance to boost foreign debt as JGB yields plunge

Japan Post Insurance Co., the nation’s biggest insurer by assets, plans to increase investments in foreign debt to boost returns as the central bank’s negative interest rate policy sends government bond yields to unprecedented lows. The insurer, which has more than half of its ...