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Is Japan finally seeing a return to a dividend culture?

For many who have experience of investing in Japan, the phrase ‘Japanese Income Growth’ may seem an oxymoron, given the common complaint that Japan doesn’t have a ‘dividend culture’.

And, with a dividend payout ratio that is less than half the long-term average of its peers, perhaps this sentiment is justified. But why did Japan take such a different path to other developed markets with respect to making dividend payments? Can a country really not have a dividend culture?

Baillie Gifford Investment Manager Karen See investigates/discusses.

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