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.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers