Jul 11, 2014

Tax-free NISA working poorly, Sawakami says

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Japan's tax-free investing program is failing to draw new stock buyers as the benefits expire too soon and young people fail to see its advantages, said the founder of the Sawakami Fund. The Nippon Individual Savings Account program is being overlooked because its exemption on ...

Tax-free NISA luring individual investors

Apr 11, 2014

Tax-free NISA luring individual investors

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A spring downpour last week wasn't enough to stop Norito Nagahama from heading to a central-Tokyo brokerage to study up on Japanese stocks. "I'm here because I need to learn about investment," said Nagahama, 39. "You get little out of bank savings." The biggest equity slump ...

NISA a hit with old investors, not new

| Jan 26, 2014

NISA a hit with old investors, not new

NISA, short for Nippon Individual Savings Account, in which individual investors will be eligible for tax exemptions of up to five years on their financial gains, has begun this month. Banks and securities houses are rushing to promote sales campaigns to encourage individual investors ...

Oct 29, 2013

New investment opportunity

Japan will introduce tax-free, individual investment accounts in January to entice more younger people to consider better ways of growing their capital than through savings accounts.

Tax-free account seeks to spur investment

| Oct 15, 2013

Tax-free account seeks to spur investment

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Starting in January, individuals who invest in stocks and investment trusts in a Nippon Individual Savings Account will be eligible for tax exemptions of up to five years on their financial gains. The new instrument is aimed at getting people used to accumulating financial ...