Takahiko Hyuga

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

Mizuho seeks to challenge Nomura as nation's biggest equity firm

Oct 20, 2016

Mizuho seeks to challenge Nomura as nation's biggest equity firm

Mizuho Financial Group Inc., the mega-bank that added dozens of stock analysts and salesmen in the past year, is seeking to loosen Nomura Holdings Inc.’s stranglehold on the nation’s potentially lucrative yet elusive retail brokerage business. Tokyo-based Mizuho wants to overtake Nomura as the ...

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 ...

Sumitomo Mitsui hires banking veteran Gelber to lead U.S. push

Apr 18, 2016

Sumitomo Mitsui hires banking veteran Gelber to lead U.S. push

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. has formed an investment-banking group in the United States, part of a push to expand its mergers advisory business even as competitors from Nomura Holdings Inc. to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. move to curtail costs. The Tokyo-based bank’s brokerage ...

Japan Post appoints Nagato as president, replacing Nishimuro

Mar 16, 2016

Japan Post appoints Nagato as president, replacing Nishimuro

Japan Post Holdings Co. named Masatsugu Nagato as president of the recently listed mail and financial services giant, replacing Taizo Nishimuro following his hospitalization last month. Nagato, 67, will take the post on April 1, the Tokyo-based company said Wednesday. He joined the group ...

Japan Post IPO 'fully subscribed' after two days

Oct 14, 2015

Japan Post IPO 'fully subscribed' after two days

The government received orders for all the shares it is offering in Japan Post Holdings Co. and its banking and insurance units after the first two days of book-building, people with knowledge of the matter said. Investor orders through Oct. 9 for shares in ...

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 ...

Apr 23, 2015

Daiwa to reboot Asian expansion via stakes in brokerages

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is seeking to buy stakes in Asian brokerages as Japan’s second-biggest securities house resumes expansion in the region after an earlier effort faltered. Teaming up with peers in Asia will help the company generate more business and income sources abroad, ...