Portfolio Manager Tad Fujimura provides insights on how smaller or more domestically focused Japanese companies have been affected by the trade discussions, the sales tax increase, increased tourism, and corporate governance.
In summer 2020, Tokyo will host the Olympic games, providing Japan an opportunity to showcase itself to the world. Investments in technology and infrastructure will delight visitors during the 2020 Games and beyond, and this strategy may help trigger a new growth period for Japan’s economy.
Japanese equities are currently trading at compelling valuation levels compared to other developed equity markets around the world and relative to their own historical averages. We believe the Japanese market deserves a closer look.
Masa Takeda of Tokyo-based SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd., subadvisor to the Hennessy Japan Fund, shares his insights on the Japanese market, valuations, rising share buybacks, and Japan’s proposed sales tax hike, and he also provides an update on structural reforms.
Hennessy Japan Fund Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda shares his insights on the Japanese economy, reform initiatives, and his outlook and valuations for Japanese equities. He also describes the importance of active management when investing in Japan.
We believe Japan is on the path to economic revival. To reverse a long period of stagnant economic growth and deflation, Prime Minister Abe and his government initiated an ambitious economic revitalization plan centered on monetary and fiscal stimulus and structural reform, which has resulted in measurable progress.
As factory automation systems appear in factories throughout the world, Japanese companies are slated to be major beneficiaries - both as producers and users of robotics.
Tourism is a growing industry in Japan, and it has the potential to contribute meaningfully to economic growth over the next decade as the country deregulates the industry, opens casinos, and welcomes foreign visitors to the Olympic Games in 2020.
Portfolio Manager Tad Fujimura shares his thoughts on Japanese stock valuations, structural reform progress, and the best way for investors to gain exposure to Japanese small-cap stocks.
Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda provides his outlook for 2019 and shares his thoughts on recent market volatility, the impact of trade tariffs, the Bank of Japan’s monetary policy, and the case for active management.