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Japanese equities are unloved and under-owned because rates have refused to rise. Jeff Weniger discusses what could happen if bond yields rise and why Japanese equities would be the play.

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P.M. Abe’s economic policy leadership credentials got a huge boost last week, with his cabinet approving a massive extra fiscal spending package. Jesper Koll explains how this extra spending package will make Japan a standout amongst the G7 countries in 2020.

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Jeremy Schwartz examines divergences in two WisdomTree currency-hedged ETFs: the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ) and WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ).
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Many see Japan as a value trap. But if you’re looking for one of the world’s most depressed valuations with stocks positioned for a better global growth environment, we believe there are currently few places with multiples as attractive as Japan, says Jeremy Schwartz.
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Japan is a forward-looking, pragmatic bastion of stability in an increasingly uncertain world. The recent cabinet reshuffle cements the unique position that Japanese politics and policymaking occupies relative to most other democratically elected governments.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his ruling coalition won a very comfortable majority, but fell short of gaining the two-thirds supermajority required for fast-track constitutional reform in Sunday’s Upper House election. Jesper Koll outlines the key signposts and challenges immediately ahead for Japan.

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