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PENSION

Security guards along the Bund in front of buildings in the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Tuesday. The pivot away from China may accelerate as positive catalysts are missing at a time when the U.S. Federal Reserve shifts toward monetary easing.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 11, 2024
China is fast losing its place as a must-have in global portfolios
An analysis of filings by 14 U.S. pension funds with investments in Chinese stocks show most of them have reduced their holdings since 2020.
The world's largest pension fund lost 0.31% for the three months from July to September, trimming its overall assets to ¥219.3 trillion.
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 2, 2023
Japan's GPIF reports ¥683 billion loss in July-September period
The news comes as a policy tweak by the central bank hits the government bond market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2023
Japan pension fund GPIF posts ¥10.3 trillion quarterly return on global equities rally
GPIF gained 5.41% for the quarter, raising its total assets to above ¥200 trillion, it said in its annual report for fiscal 2022, which ended in March.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 3, 2023
Japan's GPIF, the world's biggest pension fund, posts longest loss in 20 years
The Government Pension Investment Fund lost 1% during the quarter ended December, or ¥1.85 trillion ($14 billion), reducing its total assets to ¥189.9 trillion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2021
World’s biggest pension fund makes record cut to U.S. bond weighting
The Government Pension Investment Fund made a record cut to its weighting of U.S. government bonds last fiscal year as it increased investments into European sovereign debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2021
Japan's GPIF, forerunner on ESG investing, pulls back as trend catches on
Constrained by stricter legal restraints, the world's top pension fund has largely been quiet on impact investing since appointing a new chief investment officer in April 2020.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 8, 2021
Pension fund that mimics world’s largest boosts ESG stocks
The Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials, known as Chikyoren, has increased its exposure to environment, social and governance themes to about u00a5820 billion ($7.8 billion).
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 27, 2020
Investors and impacts drive businesses in Asia to take climate risks seriously
After years of pressure from mostly European investors, Asian companies are pulling ahead of their North American counterparts when it comes to climate risk reporting.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 24, 2020
Big investors in Japan may be cashing in on global stock rally
Japanese funds have reaped a 27% return as a stimulus-fueled rally propelled global equities to a record high.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2020
China-focused venture funds struggle for money amid Trump heat
The Trump administration’s increased scrutiny of college endowments and pension funds backing Chinese firms is creating more roadblocks for venture funds looking for the next big tech winner.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 13, 2020
Japanese head of world’s biggest pension fund looks beyond sovereign debt for future returns
After bouncing back to a historic gain in the first half, Masataka Miyazono says GPIF is now looking at foreign sovereign bonds, mortgage debt and corporate debt.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 3, 2020
Reforming Japan's social security system
Rebuilding Japan's fiscal health will be impossible without overhauling the social security system.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 28, 2020
Wanted: rational pension reform
Businesses that cannot pay the social insurance premiums for their employees are not qualified to hire people in the first place.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 24, 2019
The wisdom of stock index funds
Share price index-linked products are generally good long-term investment tools.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 22, 2019
No excuse for inaction on pension reforms
Restoring the primary balance should not be used as an excuse to avoid enacting pension system reform.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 7, 2019
Excessive concern over public pension
Reform of the Japanese public pension system in accordance with the nation's aging population is becoming increasingly unavoidable.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 25, 2019
Fear of retirement poverty drives Japanese to private pensions
Japanese households are rushing to private retirement products after a government report fueled fears that the national pension system won't be enough to support them during old age.
EDITORIALS
Aug 31, 2019
Face the pension system's reality
Discussions should proceed on what practical steps can be taken to stabilize the system as much as possible.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 28, 2019
The problem of investing pension funds in JGBs
It is premature to think that a decline in the public pension benefits is inevitable given to the aging of the population and the low birthrate.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 19, 2019
Japan's consumers scaling back summer plans amid pension woes, survey shows
Japanese consumers are planning to spend less money during this summer vacation than in any year since at least 2006 amid growing concerns over retirement funding as pension revenues shrink, a survey by a life insurance company showed Friday.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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