The Japanese Money Tree: How Investors Can Prosper from Japan's Economic Rebirth
Financial Times Prentice Hall
Publication date: January 2007
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
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Front Flap For over a decade, investors shunned Japan, which had been stuck in an economic quagmire. But reforms have unleashed the world’s second largest economy. Andrew H. Shipley’s The Japanese Money Tree challenges the stale conventional wisdom regarding Japan’s grim prospects, and highlights how foreign investors are making the most of exciting opportunities in Tokyo. He also reveals how readers themselves, whether institutional money managers or individual investors, can profit from Japan’s economic rebirth. The Japanese Money Tree reflects Shipley’s 15 years “on the ground” in Japan, sharing actual experiences of foreign investors operating there. Shipley uncovers immense intellectual property value hidden “off the books” in Japanese firms, and explores enormous private equity and hedge fund opportunities emerging in Japan. You’ll find new insights into Japan’s trading relationships with China, its demographic realities, its new real estate boom, and much more. Throughout, Shipley offers fresh research and innovative strategies—all brought together in today’s most insightful and compellingly readable guide to investing in Japan. Japan: the world’s best investment value Why smart global investors are rediscovering Japanese markets Incredible IP, on the cheap Unveiling the immense hidden strengths of Japanese firms The art of cultural arbitrage How foreign hedge funds are discovering breakthrough opportunities in Japan Birthrates and Bushido Uncovering the surprising opportunities in Japan’s coming demographic shifts The birth of high-speed capitalism How structural reforms are leading to stronger, more profitable enterprises Back Flap ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrew H. Shipley has worked as an economist at Lehman Brothers Japan, Credit Suisse First Boston Securities (Japan), Schroders Japan, and Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (West LB). He received a Japanese government scholarship when studying for his master’s degree in at Waseda University in Tokyo. He lived in Japan for fifteen years. Shipley has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and Reuters Financial TV to discuss the outlook for the Japanese financial markets. His writing has also appeared on the Asian Wall Street Journal op-ed page, and in Institutional Investor, The Nikkei Weekly, and The Daily Yomiuri. Japan is back. The dark days of the 1990s and early 2000s are history: Japan's corporate giants, bolstered by a massive economic restructuring, are suddenly outperforming all major markets. The world's smartest financiers are rediscovering Japan, and uncovering remarkable investment opportunities there. In The Japanese Money Tree, Andrew Shipley takes you inside the new Japanese economy, and presents innovative strategies for finding value in Japanese markets. Shipley reveals the true impact of the Koziumi policy reforms, illuminates Japan's surprising demographic realities, and outlines the implications of Japan's growing role as a regional leader. You'll discover how to cherry-pick Japanese investments with undervalued intangible assets, leverage emerging private equity and hedge funds, even get in on the new Japanese real estate boom. Whether you're a professional investor, money manager, or sophisticated individual investor, The Japanese Money Tree opens new investment opportunities you simply can't afford to miss.