Gareth Allan

For Gareth Allan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tokyo pushes back on 'bizarre' death tax that deters expats

Nov 13, 2017

Tokyo pushes back on 'bizarre' death tax that deters expats

Considering a work stint in Japan? You'd better make it short, and you'd better stay alive. That's because the government subjects long-term foreign residents to inheritance tax of up to 55 percent on their worldwide assets — meaning heirs could be forced to give up ...

Japan Post Bank poised to plow ¥100 billion into stocks

/ Aug 31, 2017

Japan Post Bank poised to plow ¥100 billion into stocks

Japan Post Bank Co. plans to spend an initial ¥100 billion directly buying stocks — when it finds the right opportunities. The nation's second-largest bank by deposits, which currently invests in equities only through passive investments in funds, is eventually aiming to boost active stock ...