Takako Taniguchi

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

Business 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

Business / Corporate 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 ...