Takahiko Hyuga

For Takahiko Hyuga's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nomura-Keio fund boosts investment target for domestic startups

Aug 8, 2016

Nomura-Keio fund boosts investment target for domestic startups

Keio University and Nomura Holdings Inc. increased the fundraising goal for their venture-capital partnership by 50 percent to ¥15 billion after demand from Japanese financial firms during the first phase of financing exceeded expectations. Keio Innovation Initiative Inc., founded by Japan’s oldest university and ...

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

/ Jun 13, 2016

'Pink-slip party' organizer prepares for firm's IPO

Seven years after making a name for itself by hosting a “pink-slip party” for finance professionals left jobless during the global financial crisis, Japanese online recruiter BizReach Inc. is about to start putting some bankers to work. In August the career consultant will start ...

/ Jul 2, 2015

Toyota's lock-stock sale brings customers to Nomura

A new type of security Toyota Motor Corp. is selling is proving a hit with Japanese drawn to the combination of limited risk and fixed dividends that beat the near-zero interest being offered on bank deposits. Nomura Holdings Inc., the sole underwriter on the ...