Zenshiro Mizuno

For Zenshiro Mizuno's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Business | ON THE FRONT LINE Jul 26, 2002

Bargains rife until rebound

The Nikkei average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange will probably not move substantially below 10,000 for now. Indicators and earnings results point to a positive trend. I believe share prices will rebound, as major electronics makers start releasing their April-June earnings and forecasts for the ...

Business | ON THE FRONT LINE Jun 28, 2002

Nikkei may test 13,000 by 2003

Uncertainties about the prospects of a U.S. economic recovery are putting major stock markets worldwide in a slump. The Dow Jones industrial average is hovering close to its post-Sept. 11 low. The Nikkei average on the Tokyo Stock Exchange is also fluctuating barely above this ...

Business | ON THE FRONT LINE May 31, 2002

All signs point to 13,000

In a rare development in recent months, the daily turnover on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section topped 1 trillion yen on May 17 and stayed above this level on four of five trading days last week. Riding high on the growing wave of buying, ...

Business | ON THE FRONT LINE May 2, 2002

Dow down; Tokyo sensitive

New York share prices have taken a repeated battering of late, sending the Dow Jones average below 10,000 for the first time in more than two months. An inflow of money into U.S. mutual funds has been on the decline after having topped $29 billion ...

Business | ON THE FRONT LINE Apr 3, 2002

Cooling Nikkei may heat up

The benchmark Nikkei average, which gained 26 percent in a little more than a month in early March, slid back in lackluster trading last week. Market participants were disheartened by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's reported remarks in Seoul that he sees no need for more ...

Business Mar 1, 2002

Market awaits followup to policy package

The much-awaited government package of measures to fight deflation has been unveiled, but the market's reaction has been muted as the content settled well within the range of expectations. Now that the package is out of the way, the market is turning its attention to ...

Business Jan 25, 2002

No haven from doubts on U.S. outlook

New York share prices have been on a roller-coaster ride in recent weeks, hurting investor sentiment around the globe. Fears of contagion from the recent slide on the New York Stock Exchange sent Tokyo stocks reeling again earlier this week. Although the Tokyo market bounced back ...

Business | ON THE FRONT LINE Dec 20, 2001

Does a 'sell Japan' scenario loom again?

Investors have opted for electric machinery and auto shares in recent days, counting on the positive effects of a weak yen. A broad array of shares has remained under selling pressure, however, widening the schism between surging export-oriented issues and falling banking shares. The 225-issue Nikkei ...

Business | TAKING STOCK Nov 20, 2001

Stocks grope for new bottom

With the downtrend in share prices continuing unabated, the Nikkei average fell below 10,000 earlier this month for the first time in about a month. In contrast with the firm trend of U.S. stocks, the Tokyo market is expected to reach for the bottom, after ...