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Takahiko Hyuga
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 3, 2013
FSA ends insider probe; Nomura targets tipsters
Nomura Holdings Inc. said employees who leaked insider information on client transactions three years ago will be punished as the regulator signals an end to a crackdown that roiled the nation's largest brokerage last year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 30, 2013
Brokers' profit gains, like stocks, may cool
Japan's largest brokerages, whose first-half profits soared more than 10-fold as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic stimulus program bolstered investors' appetite for local stocks, may find that the magic is wearing off.
BUSINESS
Jul 28, 2012
Nagai taking over as Nomura CEO signals global retreat
Nomura Holdings Inc.'s appointment of domestic brokerage head Koji Nagai as the new chief signals a retrenchment into its home market as Japan's biggest investment bank reels from the insider-trading scandal and losses abroad.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 29, 2012
Pedigree, big returns lured investors to AIJ
A pension fund based in Nagano Prefecture said it invested with AIJ Investment Advisors Co., whose business has been suspended by regulators, because it was run by a former Nomura Holdings Inc. manager and offered 7 percent returns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 12, 2012
Execs' exit 'turning point' for Nomura
The resignation of two former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. executives from Nomura Holdings Inc. may allow the nation's biggest brokerage to revamp a business that has stumbled since it bought assets of the failed U.S. firm in 2008.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2009
Jumbo SMAP ad pro-LDP?
SMAP, the pop group that has dominated the nation's music scene for more than two decades, urged voters to support incumbent politicians as the ruling party faces likely defeat in Sunday's Lower House election.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 9, 2009
Bankers invited to 'pink slip party' at local Roppongi watering hole
Soichiro "Swimmy" Minami, a former Morgan Stanley banker, is organizing what he says is Japan's first "pink slip party" for finance professionals, in a Tokyo bar where Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. employees once mingled.

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