Yuko Takeo
For Yuko Takeo's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 29, 2014
94% plunge shows 'Abenomics' is losing global investors
Foreign investors have had just about enough of "Abenomics."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 26, 2014
Younger Japanese staying away from stocks despite NISA tax lure
History is working against the Abe administration as it seeks to convince a new generation of investors that equities are the best bet for funding retirement.
Jul 11, 2014
Tax-free NISA working poorly, Sawakami says
Japan's tax-free investing program is failing to draw new stock buyers as the benefits expire too soon and young people fail to see its advantages, said the founder of the Sawakami Fund.
BUSINESS / Markets
May 26, 2014
Confidence builds as investors await next phase of Abe growth strategy
If options are one way to measure sentiment, confidence is returning to Japan's stock market as investors prepare for the next phase of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth strategy.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2014
Tax-free NISA luring individual investors
A spring downpour last week wasn't enough to stop Norito Nagahama from heading to a central-Tokyo brokerage to study up on Japanese stocks.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on