Investment insight: Japan

  • Gain an understanding of the current economic factors facing Japan
  • Grasp the relationship between market performance and currency movements
  • Understand the challenges ahead
Investment insight: Japan

Japan’s much-publicised reform programme has stalled over the past 12 months. Craig Rickman explores the challenges facing the country’s economy.

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  1. What has the government introduced to address the declining population?

  2. Why have Japan's policymakers been attempting to weaken the yen?

  3. Legg Mason’s IF Japan Equity fund has its highest weighting in which sector?

  4. As of December 2015, Japan has the worst what?

  5. Forecasters at Trade Economics expect what to happen to the yen over the next five years?

  6. What is listed as a key reason for the good performance over Japanese funds over the past 12 months?

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