Technology pushes Japan to fore


Japanese shares are ready to emerge from years in the doldrums as a result of cutting edge technology emerging from the country, according to the guests on the latest edition of the FTAdviser Podcast 

Both Simon Edelsten, global equity manager at Artemis, and Wayne Berry, investment manager at Brewin Dolphin, are both heavily invested in Japanese equities. 

Mr Berry said: “The country has come the full circle. It was regarded as at the cutting edge of technology in the 1980s, and then it seemed to get overtaken, but now some of the really exciting innovations are being delivered by listed Japanese companies.”

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Mr Edelsten said Japan was a world leader in the areas of automation and robotics, and this sort of structural growth is very appealing in a world of economic uncertainty.

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