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Jul 11, 2014

Tax-free NISA working poorly, Sawakami says

Japan’s tax-free investing program is failing to draw new stock buyers as the benefits expire too soon and young people fail to see its advantages, said the founder of the Sawakami Fund. The Nippon Individual Savings Account program is being overlooked because its exemption ...

Tax-free NISA luring individual investors

Apr 11, 2014

Tax-free NISA luring individual investors

A spring downpour last week wasn’t enough to stop Norito Nagahama from heading to a central-Tokyo brokerage to study up on Japanese stocks. “I’m here because I need to learn about investment,” said Nagahama, 39. “You get little out of bank savings.” The biggest ...