Japan Stands Out From Developed Pack

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Japan is starting to look different from other developed markets. And investors are taking notice.

We have been underweight developed market stocks. For Japan, we were concerned about risks tied to the Bank of Japan scrapping its cap

Foreign investment in Japanese stocks has surged since April, above 5 trillion yen, but remains well below the 25 trillion yen peak in 2015.

Cumulative Foreign Flows Into Japanese equities, 2012-2023 (BlackRock Investment Institute and Japan Ministry of Finance, with data from Refinitiv Datastream, June 2023)

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