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Save the Date: The FSA’s “Japan Weeks 2024”

Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) is hosting "Japan Weeks 2024" - a series of events aiming to boost Japan's profile as a leading asset management and global financial centre with the participation of overseas investors and asset management firms. Investment Director Oki Shiozawa introduces the series of events scheduled this Autumn and explains why overseas investors should visit Japan.
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Market Review for May 2024

In May the Japanese Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices experienced a minor rebound, rising by 0.2% and 1.1% respectively. In the first third of the month small caps performed above expectations but from mid-May onwards larger names dominated. April-May also saw an increase of 1.6 times in share buybacks compared to the same time last year, this comes amid Japanese companies gaining an increased awareness of returning value to shareholders.
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How To Invest In Japan

[EXTERNAL LINK] In this piece with Forbes Advisor, SuMi TRUST's Chief Strategist, Hiroyuki Ueno discusses the recent rise in Japanese equities and his outlook for the future, touching on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's reforms and the new NISA.
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Multi-factor Approach Weathers All Storms

[EXTERNAL LINK] In this article with Asia Asset Management, SuMi TRUST's Shu Iwao, Chief Portfolio Manager of the Japan Equity Multi-Factor Long-Short Fund, discusses the launch of the fund as well as its strategy and approach.
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Market Review for April 2024

In April the Japanese TOPIX and Nikkei 225 indices faced declines, primarily driven by the downturn in U.S. semiconductor stocks and escalating tensions in the Middle East. In particular, the Nikkei 225 experienced a significant drop mid-month, although by the end of the month it had begun to recover as foreign investors increased their cash stock purchases, alongside active retail investor participation.
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Market Review for March 2024

In March Japanese equities continued their strong performance. The Nikkei 225 briefly reached the 41,000 yen level before returning to hover around the 40,000 yen mark. Gains were centred around large cap value stocks with foreign investors remaining net buyers of Japanese equities for the third month running.
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Japan's Monetary Policy Takes a Turn

[EXTERNAL LINK] SuMi TRUST's Chief Strategist, Katsutoshi Indome's comments on the Bank of Japan's monetary policy shed light on the direction of Japan's economy.