Satoshi Kawano

For Satoshi Kawano's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Merger of Jasdaq, Mothers, second section eyed

Feb 19, 2014

Merger of Jasdaq, Mothers, second section eyed

Japan Exchange Group Inc. will consider merging three smaller equity markets to simplify its exchange structure, a bourse official said. JPX, created last year from the merger of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange, will weigh combining its Mothers, TSE second section ...

May 21, 2013

'Abenomics' lifts biotech ventures

Japanese biotech ventures promising to make jet fuel from algae and to produce synthetic cartilage are soaring in Tokyo trading as cash pumped into the economy by the central bank cascades into speculative investments. Five of the 10 best-performing stocks this year traded on ...

Less work, more play to lift economy: DPJ

Sep 12, 2009

Less work, more play to lift economy: DPJ

Yukio Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan swept to power last month with the promise to revive the nation’s moribund economy. One way to do so may be to stop people from working so hard. Households have saved up about ¥1.41 quadrillion in financial assets, ...