GPIF's stock holdings reveal its hand in nearly everything

Aug 23, 2016

GPIF's stock holdings reveal its hand in nearly everything

Companies across Japan have a new name in their top 10 shareholder lists: the world’s largest pension fund. The ¥134 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund is the top owner of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., Honda Motor Co. and at least 119 other Tokyo-listed ...

Jun 23, 2016

GPIF sues Toshiba for losses over accounting scandal

Japan’s $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund is suing Toshiba Corp. for losses on its investments after an accounting scandal sent the conglomerate’s shares plunging. GPIF is seeking damages of about ¥900 million, said Shinichirou Mori, a spokesman for the fund. The losses related ...

Japan's 2020 problem: life after the Olympics

Feb 10, 2016

Japan's 2020 problem: life after the Olympics

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Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. On the face of it, hosting the Olympics is a big ...