Government weighs fate of floundering Cool Japan Fund - Nikkei Asia

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Government weighs fate of floundering Cool Japan Fund - Nikkei Asia

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The fund plans to come up with a plan to improve financial returns by the autumn, including strengthening oversight of the companies in which the fund has invested.

"Policy objectives tend to be prioritized and investment criteria and profitability are inevitably not well assessed" with government-led investment vehicles, said Sayuri Kawamura, chief economist at the Japan Research Institute.

In 2018, even before the pandemic, the Finance Ministry had listed ways to improve the fund's operations.

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Published On: 2022-06-21, 09:05:00

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