Good news has just been reported for Tokyo this year is the doubling of investment in large Japanese blue-chip companies. Indeed combined stakes are now worth more than 1.6 trillion yen (which translates to $US19.4 billion). The stakes do seem somewhat passive (investors remaining tight-lipped on corporate strategy and management). But the stakes also show the escalating monetary ties between China and Japan as well as China’s increasing financial status. This is simultaneous to the eclipsing of the Chinese economy and the Japanese economy’s rise in status to second in the world.
During the second and third quarter of 2010, SSBT OD05 Omnibus Account Treaty Clients (a shareholder) made it to the top 10 shareholder registry of major Japanese companies (Toshiba is also on the list). Six months prior to this, this was not the case; the shareholder made a significant jump during 2010.