The nation's haul of 11 gold medals is lifting everything from real estate stocks to the shares of seafood vendors with the most tenuous of links to the medalists.
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Shares in Morito Co., which distributes skateboarding gear, were among those that surged Monday after Momiji Nishiya’s victory in the Olympic women’s street skateboarding event.
Thanks to the resurgent pandemic, shares in the likes of fried-chicken chains, food-delivery operators and electronics stores selling TVs are seen as more likely to get a boost.
A privatization of the subway, which carries an average of 7.56 million riders per day, has been keenly awaited for years, especially among retail investors.
Yahoo brands made up four of the top-10 visited websites in Japan in 2020, according to a survey by Values Inc.
As the U.S. takes note of Ohtani's prodigious ability, some market watchers in Japan are eyeing a third skill — the ability to boost share prices.
Eiji Hirano says the Government Pension Investment Fund needs to "think about how to analyze if ESG is really profitable, as well as how to evaluate and standardize ESG."
Campfire's Kazuma Ieiri is one of a growing number of CEOs in Japan who have followed an atypical path to success.
It’s a rare public account of how Japan’s bureaucrats allegedly coordinated with a private company to exert control over foreign shareholders.
Toshiba sought government help in an attempt to influence a key shareholder vote that installed its slate of directors, a probe has found in a vindication for investor activism in Japan.