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Shigeki Nozawa
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 22, 2014
GPIF shakes up investment panel with Abe picks
The government pension fund overhauled its investment committee, adding three members of a state panel that urged it to cut bonds, as the balance of power shifts at the world's biggest manager of retirement savings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2014
Failure to up sales tax risks crash of JGBs: Sakakibara
The government should prioritize expanding its recent sales tax increase or risk an eventual collapse of sovereign bonds, former Finance Ministry official Eisuke Sakakibara said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 18, 2014
Key adviser: GPIF should sell ¥25 trillion in JGBs
The world's largest retirement fund should seek to sell ¥25 trillion in Japanese government bonds as soon as possible, said the head of a panel that advised the government on overhauling pension investments.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 17, 2014
Massive GPIF should own $600 billion of stocks: panel
The world's biggest retirement fund should put half its $1.2 trillion of assets in stocks and increase its yearly return goal to 5 percent, according to the head of a panel advising lawmakers on overhauling public pensions.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 6, 2014
Arrival of 'bad inflation' trend bodes ill for Japan's rebound
Price increases are prompting Japanese shoppers to buy less mayonnaise, showing the fragility of any economic rebound unless wages keep up with living costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 30, 2013
Kuroda seen limiting '14 losses as JGB run ends
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has scope to increase unprecedented stimulus, limiting losses on Japanese government bonds in 2014 as global sovereigns slump, economists predict.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 6, 2013
Pension investment fund must ditch JGBs: Ito
The world's biggest retirement fund needs to cut bond holdings now because the Japanese government will follow an advisory panel's recommendation that the wealth manager seek higher returns, the panel's head said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ELECTION 2012
Dec 15, 2012
JGB market braces for Abe's return
The worst prime minister for Japanese government bonds in almost two decades is poised to return, ousting the best since 2006.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 1, 2012
Avoid buying foreign currency bonds, BOJ told
The Bank of Japan should reject calls for it to buy foreign currency bonds to weaken the yen because such a move would hurt its independence, said Makoto Utsumi, a former top currency official.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 27, 2012
JGBs, not tax hikes, way to go, Sakakibara says
Japan should issue more bonds to help boost the economy instead of attempting tax hikes, which might stifle a recovery, said Eisuke Sakakibara, a former Finance Ministry official.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 9, 2012
U.S. Treasurys foiling intervention
Finance Minister Jun Azumi's efforts to weaken the yen are being foiled, in part, by U.S. Treasurys.

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