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Japan's Wage Problem is Coming to an End

[EXTERNAL LINK] In this article with Investment Week, Hiroyuki Ueno, chief strategist at SuMi TRUST, discusses how Japan's sluggish wage growth is facing a revival amidst rising inflation and the impact on small and medium sized companies.
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A Quiet Revolution in Japan's Corporate Governance

[EXTERNAL LINK] In this article with Funds Global Asia, Tetsuro Takase, senior stewardship officer at SuMi TRUST, discusses how corporate governance is changing in Japan, what this means for cross-shareholding, and how this is leading the shift towards more effective strategic investments for sustainable long-term growth.
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Investing in J-REITs

[EXTERNAL LINK] SuMi TRUST won Asia Asset Management's award for Best REITs Manager (Japan) for the second time, in recognition of its Japan Quality REIT Strategy (JQR). Find out what Shigemitsu Kurihara, Chief Portfolio Manager of the Japan Quality REIT Strategy, has to say in this recent publication with Asia Asset Management.
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Market Review for April 2023

TOPIX rose for the fourth consecutive month. The Japanese equity market edged up in the beginning of the month in spite of disappointing US economic indicators. Towards the latter half of the month, the Japanese equity market closed higher after the BOJ reconfirmed its commitment to its ultra-loose monetary easing policy.
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The Best Travel & Tourism Stocks And Shares

[EXTERNAL LINK] Katsunori Ogawa, Chief Portfolio Manager of the Japan Sakigake Strategy, introduces two of the best Japanese travel and tourism stocks in this article with Forbes Advisor.
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Asia’s Economic Outlook for 2023

[EXTERNAL LINK] Yoshiki Takeda, Senior Portfolio Manager of the SuMi TRUST Active Asian Equity strategy, joins a roundtable of economists to discuss Asia's growth potential amidst the rise in recent geopolitical issues in the latest article by The Banker.
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Market Review for March 2023

TOPIX rose for the third consecutive month. The Japanese equity market rallied in the beginning of the month on expectations of a steady recovery in economic activity in China. However, it fell sharply on concerns over the financial system in the U.S. and Europe.