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Noriyuki Hirata

Mrs Watanabe may add to sterling chaos if Britain leaves Europe

Jun 17 2016

TOKYO Japanese retail investors, collectively nicknamed Mrs Watanabe, are building huge positions in pound sterling and may be among the first victims of market turmoil should Britain vote to leave the European Union next week.

Bitten by volatility, 'Mrs Watanabe' less bold about buying dollars

Sep 01 2015

TOKYO Stung by last week's sharp dollar plunge, Japanese retail foreign exchange traders collectively know as "Mrs Watanabe" have been shy about taking their hallmark contrarian stance, meaning less bargain hunting support for the greenback.

Bitten by volatility, "Mrs Watanabe" less bold about buying dollars

Sep 01 2015

TOKYO, Sept 1 Stung by last week's sharp dollar plunge, Japanese retail foreign exchange traders collectively know as "Mrs Watanabe" have been shy about taking their hallmark contrarian stance, meaning less bargain hunting support for the greenback.

Japanese investors' mega buying spree overseas keeps yen under pressure

Mar 24 2015

TOKYO, March 25 Purchases of foreign stocks and bonds by Japan's giant pension funds and other big investors in 2015 could be their highest for at least a decade, if they keep pace with the $42 billion splurged during the first two months.

Japan's 'Mr Yen' sees dollar/yen moving in 106-111 range

Oct 10 2014

TOKYO Japan's former currency czar Eisuke Sakakibara said the dollar is likely to move in a range of 106-111 yen for the time being, adding that further rapid depreciation of the Japanese currency would be damaging to the resource-poor economy.

Japan's 'Mr Yen' sees dollar/yen moving in 106-111 range

Oct 10 2014

TOKYO Japan's former currency czar Eisuke Sakakibara said the dollar is likely to move in a range of 106-111 yen for the time being, adding that further rapid depreciation of the Japanese currency would be damaging to the resource-poor economy.

Japan business lobby plans corporate governance rules: source

Apr 24 2014

TOKYO Japan's most powerful business lobby, Keidanren, plans to introduce corporate governance rules that will require better disclosure, a person familiar with the matter said, but they will stop short of bolder reforms sought by many investors.

Japan panel recommends little change to GPIF return target

Mar 05 2014

TOKYO Advisers to Japan's $1.26-trillion public pension fund on Thursday recommended targeting only slightly higher returns, a conservative proposal that could constrain the fund's ability to shift to riskier assets.

Japan panel recommends little change to GPIF return target

Mar 05 2014

TOKYO, March 6 Advisers to Japan's $1.26-trillion public pension fund on Thursday recommended targeting only slightly higher returns, a conservative proposal that could constrain the fund's ability to shift to riskier assets.

Japan may tax bitcoin deals, stop banks, brokerages from handling

Mar 05 2014

TOKYO Japan will this week set out rules on how to handle bitcoins, the first sign that the government is taking action on regulating the virtual currency after the collapse last week of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world's dominant bitcoin exchange.

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