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Nov 30, 2002

All dolled up

A visit to Japan finds companies looking outward for new investors

In those happy days before Japan's twelve year long bear market, there was no shortage of investment and indeed little in the way of investor relations. Institutional investors were lucky to get a stake and they stayed quiet. How times have changed. With aggressive unwinding of cross-shareholdings over the last several years, Japanese companies have had to fill the gap with new investors. The challenge is who and where. Japanese financial institutions? They're diversifying overseas. Domestic

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