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For Junko Fujita's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success

Business / Corporate Feb 13, 2017

Micro M&A advisers riding population trends to success

Boutique advisers specializing in micro mergers and acquisitions for mostly family-run firms are enjoying a boom as the aging, shrinking population puts the squeeze on Japan's small business landscape. There are no industrywide figures for deals between ¥500 million and ¥1 billion, but boutique advisers ...

Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers

Business Jan 17, 2017

Tokyo office boom fades with more space, fewer workers

Commercial property prices in Tokyo, a bellwether for the market, look to have peaked as the capital faces a glut of new offices even as the number of workers is set to decline. The property market had rebounded in the past three years as Prime ...

Japan's rural temples see the light in luxury tourism

National Jan 5, 2016

Japan's rural temples see the light in luxury tourism

Deep in a forest in Fukui Prefecture, a 13th century Buddhist temple where Steve Jobs once dreamed of becoming a Zen monk has teamed up with a Tokyo skyscraper builder to seek the commercial enlightenment of foreign tourist dollars. As a weak yen fuels record ...