Lagging Sectors Spell Opportunity in Japan

Japan's e-commerce and payments industries are playing catch-up and that creates opportunities for investors

Annalisa Esposito 1 October, 2019 | 1:33PM

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Many of us have an idea of Tokyo of being very technologically advanced – when we think of the third largest economy in the world (twice the size of the UK’s), it tends to be of big names such as Toyota and Honda in the auto sector, or investment giant SoftBank.

Yet the country is still lagging when it comes to some important developed market trends, such as e-commerce and digital payment. Nicholas Weindling, manager of the Bronze-Rated JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust (JFJ), thinks these are the areas investors should be looking at because they are growing.

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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