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Takashi Nakamichi
For Takashi Nakamichi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Nomura Holdings plans a buyback of up to ¥100 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2024
Nomura’s trading overhaul advances as CEO plans buyback
Nomura Holdings plans a buyback of up to ¥100 billion.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 24, 2024
Kishida pitches Japan's ‘golden opportunity’ at Goldman event
Japan's government will demonstrate the nation’s transition to a new economic stage by mobilizing all policy tools, the prime minister said in his video address.
The Financial Services Agency ordered SBI Securities to halt part of its business related to initial public offerings through Jan. 18 as a penalty for having manipulated clients' post-IPO share prices.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 13, 2024
Japan’s biggest online brokerage SBI punished for market rigging
The Financial Services Agency on Friday instructed the nation’s biggest online broker SBI Securities not to solicit trade orders from clients for shares on the day they list.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities sold Additional Tier 1 notes from Credit Suisse more aggressively than any other firm in Japan, with its sales making up about two-thirds of the notes taken up, which totaled ¥140 billion in value.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2023
MUFJ securities unit sued again over Credit Suisse AT1 bond losses
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities sold more than two-thirds of the Additional Tier 1 notes taken up in Japan.
Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities hopes to record its highest-ever income from Japan in the current fiscal year, and work together with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities to overtake Nomura Holdings as the top broker in the country.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 25, 2023
Morgan Stanley expects record Japan revenue as BOJ fuels trading
Shift in the nation's monetary policy could spur more client activity, says the CEO of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities.
Nomura Holdings CEO Kentaro Okuda in Tokyo in May
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Nomura eyes extra $100 million wholesale banking cost cuts
CEO Kentaro Okuda said that ensuring the recovery of Nomura's macro products business, where it has a high market share, is an important issues.
A resurgence in market activity has already helped to boost earnings at Barclays’ Japanese securities arm this year, which is likely to surpass 2022’s record profit of ¥15.1 billion.
BUSINESS
Nov 20, 2023
Barclays expects bumper Japan profit amid struggles elsewhere
The British bank is expecting another year of record profit in Japan on the back of the country’s debt and rates market trading resurgence.
Investors in Japan have filed a lawsuit against Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s joint venture brokerage with Morgan Stanley, seeking to recover losses from Credit Suisse's riskiest debt.
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 1, 2023
MUFG joint-venture brokerage sued over Credit Suisse AT1 sales
Investors are demanding ¥5.2 billion ($36 million) in compensation from Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities.
Nomura Holdings Chief Executive Officer Kentaro Okuda
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2023
Nomura shares tumble most in two years after profit miss
The stock dropped as much as 8.5% on Wednesday morning, the biggest daily decline since March 2021.
Monex Group was sued on Thursday in what is believed to be the first lawsuit questioning the responsibility of a Japanese securities company over Credit Suisse AT1 bond losses.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 28, 2023
Japan’s Monex sued by client for Credit Suisse bond loss
The move marks a rare case of a financial institution being accused of responsibility for investor losses triggered by Switzerland’s move to wipe out the bonds.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 13, 2023
Credit Suisse AT1 fallout embroils more brokerages in Japan
Documents have raised questions over whether information over the risks associated with the product was properly disclosed to investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2023
Rakuten applies to list brokerage arm as debt concerns mount
Billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani’s online retailer has seen its shares tumble to a 14-year low.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 4, 2023
Mizuho on U.S. hiring spree with top 10 underwriting goal in sight
The Japanese bank’s U.S. unit plans to recruit more than 100 people for its investment banking and trading business by the end of March next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2023
Japan watchdog seeks penalty for regional banks over bond sales
The agency said the banks sold the bond products without properly checking customers’ investment preference and experience, or explaining the risks involved.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2023
Daiwa gives workers OK to 'freely use' ChatGPT as part of tech drive
The company has been strengthening the recruitment of science graduates to develop high-tech experts in house.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 18, 2023
Nomura slashes profit targets across board, plans major review
The moves underscore the challenges for Nomura leadership as rate hikes and geopolitical tensions dampen investor sentiment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 27, 2023
Nomura profit falls for third straight year under CEO Kentaro Okuda
Muted client sentiment and lackluster deal-making weighed on revenue at the Japanese brokerage while its overseas operations have now lost money in 10 out of the past 12 years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2023
Citi's Japan clients bet on U.S. and Aussie dollars as Ueda cools BOJ bets
Clients have shifted bets on changes to the Bank of Japan’s ultraeasy policy to as late as the second half of next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2023
Mizuho warned over setting low IPO prices in blow to issuers
The warning suggests the government is getting more serious about removing what it sees as obstacles to its plan to turbocharge Japan’s startup ecosystem.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2023
Goldman Sachs to start offering transaction banking services in Japan
Japan is the first country in Asia where the firm will offer the services, which include handling money for large companies, the bank said.

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