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 ...

Dec 15, 2015

Japan's ¥135 trillion pension fund boosts infrastructure weighting

Japan’s ¥135 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund is building up its alternative investment department after raising bets on infrastructure projects more than 10-fold to secure higher returns than low-yielding bonds. The world’s largest retiree fund has boosted staff in its alternative investment section, formed ...

Nov 18, 2015

Minister says Japan pension funds should invest in India rail

India proposed Japanese pension funds invest in rail projects in the South Asian nation as the government prepares to spend more than $140 billion over five years upgrading its outdated tracks. Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said he proposed the investment by Japan’s pension ...