Business / Corporate Jan 7, 2020

New Mizuho investment fund targets life sciences startups

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. has established an investment fund for life sciences startups. Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Capital Co., both units of the major financial group, will invest a total of ¥5 billion for the new fund, the group announced Monday. The investment fund will support ...

Japan's foreign exchange law: New curbs on global investors won't serve Japan's broader national interests

Business / Financial Markets | the Argument: foreign investment Jan 6, 2020

Japan's foreign exchange law: New curbs on global investors won't serve Japan's broader national interests

by Jesper Koll

The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints. The Japanese government deserves to be congratulated for having elevated national security to a priority, with a review of financial rules and regulations an important part ...

Japan's foreign exchange law: Stricter investment rules a boon to allies, economic security

Business / Financial Markets | the Argument: foreign investment Jan 6, 2020

Japan's foreign exchange law: Stricter investment rules a boon to allies, economic security

by J. Berkshire Miller

The Argument is a feature dedicated to promoting dialogue and deeper understanding of contentious issues by introducing various viewpoints. Last month, the Diet passed legislation that amended the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law. The revisions are essentially aimed at ensuring that Japan's foreign ...