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