Business / Corporate | FOCUS Oct 23, 2015

Postal IPO hype said sign of public shift to equities

Appetite for the world's biggest equity listing this year shows the interest of a group that could swallow it more than 600 times over: stock-averse Japanese households. While the initial public offerings of Japan Post Holdings Co. and its banking and insurance units may raise ...

Business Aug 10, 2015

Analysts baffled by shame index reshuffle as Tepco sinks

It turns out numbers aren't the only things that matter for companies trying to gain entry into the index of Japan's best companies. Tokyo Electric Power Co. missed out on a place in the government-backed JPX-Nikkei Index 400 in a reshuffle of the gauge's members ...

Toshiba case points to whistleblower law's shortcomings

National / Crime & Legal Jul 24, 2015

Toshiba case points to whistleblower law's shortcomings

One of the more intriguing questions stemming from the Toshiba accounting scandal is this: Where was the whistleblower? Top executives at the industrial conglomerate, which makes everything from refrigerators to nuclear reactors, padded pretax profit by at least ¥152 billion over six years, according to ...

GPIF head says no need to be 'bang on' with asset targets

Business Jul 16, 2015

GPIF head says no need to be 'bang on' with asset targets

The world's biggest pension fund, nearing the end of a plan to shift its asset mix and bulk up on equities, need not rush itself to reach new allocation targets, according to its president. The ¥135 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund should be flexible in ...