Toshiro Hasegawa

For Toshiro Hasegawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Apr 21, 2012

TSE glitch a boon for alternative trading platforms

The Tokyo Stock Exchange’s worst technical glitch in six years has forced a rethink of the role alternative trading platforms play in ensuring trade in shares of global corporations continues. A Feb. 2 computer malfunction that halted trading on 15 percent of the bourse’s ...

New tourism agency ambushed by high yen

Dec 5, 2008

New tourism agency ambushed by high yen

When the Japan Tourism Agency opened for business on Oct. 1 to attract more Asian travelers, the timing could hardly have been worse. Since then, the yen has strengthened nearly 10 percent against the dollar, making it more expensive for overseas tourists to visit. ...