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Katsumi Ishibashi
Article 4 min read

A to-do list for Japan’s next prime minister

Ensuring fiscal and monetary policy continuity while overseeing Japan's response to the Covid-19 crisis will be top priorities for Shinzo Abe's successor.

Katsumi Ishibashi | 3 September 2020

Hiroki Sampei
Article 2 min read

Successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

A case study of Fidelity International's multi-year engagement with Kirin in Japan shows that successful shareholder engagement is a long journey

Hiroki Sampei | 18 June 2020

Nicholas Price
Article 2 min read

Japanification in 12 charts

Many western economies are mirroring Japan’s experience over the past 30 years.These 12 charts show how some of the key trends are playing out.

Nicholas Price + 3 others | 9 June 2020

Rick Patel
Blog 3 min read

Is the US turning Japanese?

A higher post-coronavirus savings rate in the US risks pushing the country into a low growth spiral similar to that which first ensnared Japan 30 years ago.

Rick Patel | 27 May 2020

Katsumi Ishibashi
Article 4 min read

The BOJ expands purchases and eases further

The BOJ expands purchases and eases further

Katsumi Ishibashi | 27 April 2020

Katsumi Ishibashi
Blog 4 min read

Bank of Japan’s coordinated easing signals more proactive asset purchases

Today’s move by the Bank of Japan to boost asset purchases underscores a globally coordinated effort by central banks to contain the coronavirus fallout.

Katsumi Ishibashi | 16 March 2020

Casey McLean
Blog 5 min read

Impact scenarios for Asia’s own trade standoff: Japan and South Korea

An ongoing dispute between Japan and South Korea could have wider ripples across the global supply chain.

Casey McLean + 2 others | 24 October 2019

Katsumi Ishibashi
Article 5 min read

Japan’s experience offers lessons for China’s financial sector reform

Japan offers China a lesson: postponing action on bad loans for years risks both the domestic economy and the country’s credibility with global investors.

Katsumi Ishibashi + 1 other | 16 September 2019

Katsumi Ishibashi
Blog 3 min read

BOJ holds steady, with limited scope for any policy moves

BOJ holds steady, with limited scope for any policy moves

Katsumi Ishibashi + 1 other | 20 December 2018

Nicholas Price
Blog 2 min read

Japan’s companies are evolving against a solid economic backdrop

Japan is changing, meaning better profits and returns for companies. Combined with attractive valuations, this can mean sustainable investor returns.

Nicholas Price | 3 October 2018

Hiroki Sampei
Blog 2 min read

ESG awareness is an enduring legacy of the global financial crisis

The global financial crisis pushed ESG principles to the forefront, which would not have occurred as rapidly without the catalyst of the crisis.

Hiroki Sampei | 12 September 2018

Katsumi Ishibashi
Blog 3 min read

No exit: Japanese banks continue to feel pain from BOJ’s easy policy

Japan’s banks need to innovate to thrive in the low interest environment rather than wait for the eventual end of the Bank of Japan’s easy monetary policies.

Katsumi Ishibashi | 29 August 2018

Katsumi Ishibashi
Blog 2 min read

The Bank of Japan fine-tunes monetary policy but sticks to aggressive easing

The Bank of Japan kept its easy monetary policy while tweaking its framework to give itself more flexibility, emphasising that normalisation is nowhere near.

Katsumi Ishibashi | 31 July 2018

Satoshi Nojiri
Blog 3 min read

Japan’s millennials are turning more positive on investing

Younger Japanese people are turning more positive toward investing and are doing more of it, Fidelity’s latest annual survey of Japanese workers showed.

Satoshi Nojiri | 18 July 2018

Ayesha Akbar
Article 7 min read

Why allocating to Japan calls for an active approach

Allocating to Japan requires weighing opportunities against risks. We're positive on Japan's outlook, but will watch issues such as currency fluctuations.

Ayesha Akbar + 2 others | 6 July 2018

Richard Edgar
Podcast 27 min listen

Podcast: Why should I reconsider my allocation to Asia?

Could you be overlooking investment opportunities in Asia? Fidelity's experts discuss the best way to gain exposure to the region.

Richard Edgar + 3 others | 6 July 2018

Hiroki Sampei
Article 5 min read

ESG leadership: Japan steps forward as the US steps back

When it comes to policy leadership in the arena of environmental, social and governance factors, Japan is stepping up even as the US is stepping back.

Hiroki Sampei + 1 other | 5 April 2018

Grethe Schepers
Article 10 min read

Region by region: Fidelity Analyst Survey 2018

Including views from analysts covering companies in the US, Europe, Asia, China and Japan - jump straight to your region.

Grethe Schepers + 3 others | 20 February 2018

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