A Tale Of Two Japans

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Includes: BBJP, DBJP, DEWJ, DXJ, EWJ, EWV, EZJ, FJP, FLJH, FLJP, GSJY, HEWJ, HFXJ, HJPX, JEQ, JPN, JPNH, JPNL, JPXN
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Summary

Japan boasts one of the most advanced economies in the world, and yet, most people still prefer to invest in other markets.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently passed new reforms to restructure corporations and attract new investors.

Can one man change Japan’s economy?

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Episode 4 - A Tale of Two Japans

Japan boasts one of the most advanced economies in the world, and yet, most people still prefer to invest in other markets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to change that. He recently passed new reforms to restructure corporations and attract new investors. So, is it time to be optimistic? We speak with two leading investors to learn more about the past, present, and future of Japan’s markets and economy: Jim Ayer, portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer International Equity Fund at OppenheimerFunds, and Sean Darby, Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies Financial Group.

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