International investors capitalise on Japan’s FDI thirst

Author: Brian Yap | Published: 26 Jan 2017

Japanese corporates are making a comeback on the global M&A stage, but the government's crackdown on corporate governance irregularities has given inbound foreign direct investment (FDI) an indirect nudge.

As part of the Japan Revitalisation Strategy, the Abe administration has set the goal for the total value of FDI into the country to reach JPY35 trillion ($306.6 billion) in 2020. The increased inflow of FDI into the world's third-largest economy has been attributed to the gradual dismantling of the country's decades-old cross-shareholding structure. The recently-introduced Corporate...