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Japan Update

Our market commentary piece uniquely sourced from Japanese language news sources.

February 6, 2023
  • Amamiya Expected to be Nominated as Next BoJ Governor
  • BoJ Cautious About Revising Accord
  • Inflation Watch: Yamato Transport (9064), Nissin Foods (2897) Raise Prices
  • Aeon (8267) Boosts Part-Time Wages by 7%
  • GPIF Posts Fourth Consecutive Quarterly Loss
January 30, 2023
• Committee Recommends Higher Wages, 2% Inflation Target • China Resumes Issuing Visas to Japanese • Kishida Approval Rating Improves • More Japanese Companies Trade Below Book Despite Better Governance
January 27, 2023
  • January Tokyo Core CPI Rises 4.3%
  • METI to Offer Subsidies to Small Companies Boosting Wages by 6%
  • New Factories Boost December Construction Orders
  • Sagawa Express (9143) to Raise Rates 8%
  • MHI (7011), IHI (7013) Hire More Grads for Nuclear Power
January 25, 2023
  • Japanese Banks, Insurance Companies Selling Overseas Bonds
January 24, 2023
  • BoJ Conducts First Funds-Supplying Operation Under New Rules
  • Major Companies Promise Big Wage Increases
  • Oops! BoJ Owns More Than 100% of These JGBs
  • Nominee for Next BoJ Governor to be Named in February
  • Six Regional Power Companies Seek 30% to 40% Rate Hikes
January 20, 2023
  • December Nationwide Core CPI Up 4.0%
  • Kuroda: Widening Band to 0.5% “Completely the Right Decision”
  • BoJ Fund-Supplying Operations Push Swap Rates Lower
  • LDP Debates “60-Year Rule” for JGB Redemption