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‘Godzilla moment’ predicted for Japan

Godzilla, Hotel Gracery ShinjukuAn asset manager has foretold that the Japanese economy will come alive like a mighty sea monster awakened by radiation. Four Seasons Asia Investment, a Singapore-based firm specialising in Japanese equities, says factors such as improving productivity and rising wages will combine to create the electrifying effect. According to Shigeka Koda, chief executive, “profound changes are now underway in the Japanese economy and in the Japanese society, this translates to the awakening of the sleeping giant”. “We believe that this is a ‘Godzilla’ moment for Japan when all these mega-trends combine to create massive changes and major opportunities for experienced Japan investors.” Four Seasons Asia Investment will launch its flagship long-only Japanese equity Ucits fund in September. The fund will give accredited investors access to a strategy that was formerly open only to institutional clients. ©2018 funds global asia

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