Takako Taniguchi

For Takako Taniguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

As Abe pushes for structural reform, old Japan Inc. culture fights back

Nov 27, 2017

As Abe pushes for structural reform, old Japan Inc. culture fights back

While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's vaunted third arrow — structural reforms — has generally been rated as unsuccessful, his administration has received high praise from Japan analysts for shaking up the country's corporate management system. The nation's companies have gradually moved toward accepting the need ...

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 ...

Japan notches $18 billion in soured deals amid M&A boom

Jun 6, 2017

Japan notches $18 billion in soured deals amid M&A boom

Japanese businesses that have been snapping up everything from drugmakers to beer brands in their biggest overseas acquisition spree on record are beginning to feel the pain from some of the soured deals of the past. Companies booked at least ¥2 trillion in write-downs on ...