Transaction volumes from offshore investors are expected to surpass 1 trillion yen again in the coming year, accounting for some 30% of total volume.
What can asset managers and other stakeholders in the country do to further drive sustainable investing, particularly among smaller asset owners, in the country?
Regional asset owners are still wary of volatile cryptocurrencies, but they say central bank-backed digital currencies could become investment friendly over the next five to 10 years.
A lack of proper valuation tools, major volatility and questions around regulations and tax all prevent the digital currencies from gaining the favour of the nation's cautious asset owners.
Being at the vanguard of Japan's ESG push isn't easy, especially if you've set ambitious targets that will double climate-friendly investment by 2023.
China bonds are now too big to ignore - even for Japan's (and the world's) biggest pension fund. That said, GPIF and China are set to make odd bedfellows on the world bond index.