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Why ex-Goldman trader shunned hedge funds for a Japan broker

May 26, 2017

Why ex-Goldman trader shunned hedge funds for a Japan broker

As the biggest earthquake ever recorded in Japan rocked the Roppongi Hills skyscraper in central Tokyo, Makoto Yamada put on his helmet, dropped to his knees, and traded. "We had an option to leave, but we couldn't leave the position at the time," the 39-year-old ...

Cookpad's maverick founder stirs recipe for unrest

/ May 20, 2016

Cookpad's maverick founder stirs recipe for unrest

A spat is rocking one of Japan's most popular Internet companies after the founder moved to kick out the board, enraging staff and sending shares tumbling. Akimitsu Sano, who owns 44 percent of Cookpad Inc., shocked investors in January by calling on them to dump ...

A Tokyo stock picker watches his nation age

May 11, 2016

A Tokyo stock picker watches his nation age

It's an early weekday morning in Tokyo and the Japanese pub is already filled with a boisterous clientele, mostly pensioners. Sitting among them is Kengo Kuzuhara, taking notes. The 41-year-old wants to know how his elders spend their cash, as he runs a stock fund ...

Unfriendly activist battles Japan CEOs to wrest returns by force

May 10, 2016

Unfriendly activist battles Japan CEOs to wrest returns by force

Tsuyoshi Maruki stands out like a lone wolf in Japan, where societal intolerance for aggressive shareholder campaigns has spurred a breed of friendly activists. Not Maruki. Where persuasion does not work, he turns to techniques that include banding with other investors to oust management and ...