Japan Investing: Sending Yen Overseas

The Japanese currency is trading at a two-decade low as retail investors continue to shift funds abroad, where better returns lie

Kiyohiko Nishimura's popularity with Japanese women is probably at a low ebb right now. On July 2, the Bank of Japan (BNJAF) policy board member compared Japan's growing ranks of female investors to the infamous gnomes of Zurich. That's a reference to comments made in 1964 by Harold Wilson, a British politician, attacking Swiss bankers for pushing down the value of the British pound in the foreign exchange markets.

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