Feb 1, 2016

Japan Post Bank to start in-house stock investments

Japan Post Bank plans to start in-house investments in stocks in the second half of 2016, according to Katsunori Sago, the bank’s vice president in charge of asset management. The bank’s policy for more diversified and sophisticated asset management “will not be affected” by ...

The little things in life

| Jan 2, 2016

The little things in life


Now that the season of extravagance is over, it’s time to kick back and enjoy some of the little things in life. Match of the day Incense can seem a little overpowering at times, especially in a small room or shared space. So, Hibi’s ...

Nov 27, 2015

IPOs in Japan seen hitting eight-year high in 2015

The number of companies making initial public offerings on Japanese stock exchanges this year is seen totaling 99, up from 80 in 2014 and hitting the highest level since 2007, when 121 firms went public. This is because the Japanese stock market generally performed ...

Nov 13, 2015

Just 10.5% of My Number notification cards sent out

Only 10.5 percent of mails containing cards to notify residents in Japan of their respective 12-digit numbers for the My Number common identification system for social security and taxation have been sent as of Wednesday, three weeks after the delivery started on Oct. 23, ...

Nov 5, 2015

Former minister urges better use of Japan Post premises

Heizo Takenaka, former minister for postal privatization, has urged the Japan Post Group to make better use of its management resources in order to raise its corporate value. The group needs to make good use of its resources by, for example, “working with other ...

Nov 5, 2015

Japan Post Bank to pursue more diversified investments

Japan Post Bank will apply before the end of this year for government authorization to put its funds into a wider range of investment vehicles, informed sources said. The banking unit of Japan Post Holdings Co. aims to increase its earnings capacity by shifting ...