Japan Inc targets Southeast Asia with spending spree

Total Japanese investment into the region has already reached $8.94 billion this year, surpassing the full-year record. Banks and insurers such as Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance are leading the way.



Japan Inc targets Southeast Asia with spending spree

Japanese companies have been on a gigantic spending spree this year in Southeast Asia.

Total Japanese investment into the region has already reached $8.94 billion this year, surpassing the full-year record. Banks and insurers such as Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance are leading the way.



Their motivation is clear capture faster growth than in their own sluggish economy using the still relatively strong yen and their...

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