GP speaks to global asset managers about where they see opportunities arising from the recovery.
It has been only a few months since the country was hit by a devastating earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis. In addition to the huge loss of human life, the disaster had a massive effect on Japan's economy. The Nikkei plunged and manufacturing in areas affected ground to a halt. The Government has put the cost of reconstruction as somewhere between 16 to 25 trillion yen.
But Japan is no stranger to disasters and rebuilding and the signs of recovery are already beginning to show.
Speaking to Global Pensions deputy editor Chris Panteli are Andrew Rose, Japanese equity fund manager at Schroders; Peter Jenkins, investment specialist at Nomura Asset Management; and Colin Robertson, global head of asset allocation at Aon Hewitt.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is focusing on reducing the number of "poorly-run" schemes as it seeks to improve standards across the board.
Prudential Retirement has completed around $2.6bn (£2bn) of reinsurance contracts for UK pension scheme longevity risk since the start of the year, it has disclosed.
Funding standards for DB schemes have increased exponentially over the past decades. Con Keating says such significant overstatement of liabilities will lead to pushback through the courts.
PP has compiled a list of what to watch out for over the coming months.