Chikako Mogi

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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 ...

Cash levels pile up as investors continue to wait-and-see

May 29, 2017

Cash levels pile up as investors continue to wait-and-see

Investors' wait-and-see approach this year is leading to a growing problem. Cash. Having sold a record amount of overseas bonds in April, as well as domestic debt, Japanese investors have mostly held off reinvesting the proceeds. Excess reserves at the Bank of Japan from the ...

Venture brings freshest fish to cities, more money for fishermen

Feb 6, 2017

Venture brings freshest fish to cities, more money for fishermen

Ryohei Nomoto wants to put fresher sashimi on your plate, and more money in the wallets of Japan's struggling fishermen. His venture air-freights freshly caught fish from across Japan, processes them on the grounds of Tokyo's Haneda airport, and distributes the produce to the city's ...