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Subject:  Re: Japan/Bonds/It Can't Happen Here? Date:  3/27/2000  2:40 AM
Author:  jpkiljan Number:  6961 of 794954

intercst wrote:

[ Can the average Japanese person invest in mutual funds and stocks in the United States? Could be a
bonanza for us if they can. - Art ]

Yes they can. The parts of the article that I "snipped out" described what the big investment houses like
Fidelity and Morgan Stanley are doing to sell their wares in the Japanese market.

However, I suspect few Japanese will venture overseas with their funds. As a group, the Japanese are
probably even less interested in International investing than Americans.


Perhaps not in the future. I have heard that the Japanese are big investors in US bonds because of their own low interest rates. I also recall that when they were flush with cash in the 80's they were investing heavily in real estate and collectibles in the world markets