Takako Taniguchi

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Business Dec 26, 2019

Daiwa to expand REIT business as low rates persist

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is expanding its real estate investment trust business as low interest rates continue to drive investors into domestic property funds. Japan's second-biggest brokerage is preparing to start a new private-placement REIT and considering having existing trusts issue new shares to raise ...

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 ...