Feature 1 | Is ESG investment going to end with a boom?

Global ESG trends and driving information disclosure to investors

Japan Head, Bloomberg L.P.
Chairman, Tokyo Office Committee

Kunihiro Ishibashi

Contributed

Feature 2 | Where is information security technology headed?

Where Does Stolen Data Go?
And Who Do Cybercriminals Target?

Kayoko Ezoe

Contributed

Feature 1 | Is ESG investment going to end with a boom?

The Essence of ESG Investing and Prospects for the Future

Managing Director, Head of ESG Research Center
QUICK Corp.

Etsuya Hirose

Contributed

Feature 1 | Is ESG investment going to end with a boom?

Meaningful ESG Information is Found in Effective Medium- to Long-Term Strategies

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
Investment Stewardship Department, Investments Group

Akitsugu Era / Satoshi Ogoshi

Interview

Agenda

Feature 1 | Is ESG investment going to end with a boom?

The Essence of ESG Investing and Prospects for the Future

Head of ESG Research Center QUICK Corp.

ContributedNow available online

Meaningful ESG Information is Found in Effective Medium- to Long-Term Strategies

BlackRock

InterviewNow available online

Global ESG trends and driving information disclosure to investors

Bloomberg L.P.

ContributedNow available online

*more coming soon...

Feature 2 | Where is information security technology headed?

Cyber attach threat trends in the financial sector and Japan’s initiatives

ContributedPending

Where Does Stolen Data Go? And Who Do Cybercriminals Target?

Kayoko Ezoe

ContributedNow available online

Coming soon

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

InterviewPending

How to fight the attackers (provisional)

Nobuo Miyamura (Terilogy Co., Ltd.)

ContributedPending

Archives (Magazine)

Feature1 Whereabouts of Corporate Disclosure

Corporate governance reforms have been championed as an integral part of Japan's structural reforms, which constitute the "third arrow" of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Abenomics" strategy. The establishment of the Three Major Governance Projects dramatically advanced these corporate governance reforms.

However, the reform process does not end with the establishment of these projects. Reforms are achieved only when they are enforced properly. One year after the announcement of the Three Major Governance Projects, the current status and the endpoints of these projects are explored.

01 Reflections on the Endpoints of Japan's Three Major Governance Projects

Tetsuo KitagawaProfessor of Finance and Corporate Governance, Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University

Contributed

02 What Roles Do Long-Term Investors Fulfill in the Investment Chain?

Goya NakaoExecutive Officer and Senior Investment Manager, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Interview

03 Engaging in Dialogue with Companies as a Long-Term Investor

Ryusuke OhoriManaging Director and Chief Investment Officer of the RDP Investment Division, J.P.Morgan Asset Management (Japan) Ltd.

Closed

04 New Trends in Integrated Reporting

IIRCHiroko Ozawa, Japan Administrative Office / Juliet Markham, Policy and Communications Manager

Contributed

05 "Hidden Value" is Key to Stock Prices Increases Even During Tough Economic Times

Ken ShibusawaChairman, Commons Asset Management Inc.

Contributed

Feature2 Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency

The amended Payment Services Act, which contains regulations on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, entered force on May 25, 2016. As a result, IT companies and other players have been successively entering the financial services industry, which previously had high barriers to entry. Today, the financial services sector is standing on the threshold of momentous changes that could be described as destructive to the status quo.

What is cryptocurrency? How does blockchain, the core technology of cryptocurrency, work? What will the new world of financial services look like after the regulatory and technical dilemmas have been surmounted? This section provides analyses by prominent academic researchers and businesspeople well versed in the latest developments.

1 Remittances and Payments through Cryptocurrency Will Transform Enterprises

Yukio NoguchiAdvisor to the Center for Finance Research, Waseda University / Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University

Interview

2 Facing the Inconvenient Truth of Bitcoin Seven Insights into the Essence of Bitcoin

Mitsuru IwamuraProfessor, Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda Business School

Interview

3 「Bitcoin Will Spread to the Public Earlier than Expected

Masakazu MasujimaPartner Lawyer, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Contributed

4 Bitcoin Will Spread to the Public Earlier than Expected

Kenichi IshimuraPresident and Representative Director, Estore Corporation

Interview

5 Will Fintech End Up as Nothing More than a Passing Boom?

Noriyuki YanagawaProfessor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Interview