The Japanese Stocks Shaking Up Daily Life

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of Japanese life. Investment trust managers reveal the companies leading the disruption charge

James Gard 28 June, 2021 | 9:01AM
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Street scene in Tokyo, Japan

With the Olympics just a few weeks away, the world’s attention is turning to Japan. While overseas spectators will not be able to attend events in Tokyo, the country’s stock market remains open to global investors, who will have enjoyed decent gains as the Nikkei and Topix indices hit 30-year highs this year.

The momentum in the equity markets has started to slow since March, after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. Away from the large-caps that dominate the benchmarks, we look at what Japanese equity investment trust managers are keen on in a pivotal year for the Asian country – and how the pandemic is shaking up certain aspects of daily life in Japan. 

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