Kyushu Railway's strong balance sheet and 3 percent dividend make it a solid investment, says Jesper Koll, CEO at WisdomTree Japan KK.
Participation of retail investors in Kyushu Railway's IPO suggests reflationary signals in the economy, says Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting.
Kyushu Railway is valued at $4 billion and will also be the biggest IPO of a public entity since Japan Post was listed in 2015.
Kyushu Railway is not just a transportation business but a real estate play, says Peter Boardman, MD at NWQ Investment Management Company.
There could be increased market activity as individual investors are expected to step-up, says Charles Schwab's Jeffrey Kleintop.
Soren Aandahl of Glaucus Research Group notes that the Japanese firm has three material accounting issues, and warns that Itochu's record profits are merely a mirage.
IDC Research Director Lewis Ward says integrating all the services on a common platform might work as Line keeps user within the application.
Line's debut on the NYSE has investors asking: which private tech companies will follow in the messaging app's footsteps?
Naver Corp plans an initial public offering of up to $3 billion in New York and Tokyo, according to IFR.
Ben Collett, head of Japan and Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, says Japan Post Holdings and its two financial units made a stronger-than-expected market debut in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Japan Post is shelling out a nearly 50 percent premium to buy Australian freight player Toll, spurring concerns the Japanese behemoth may be overpaying.
Jay Nelson, Senior Editor, Success Stories: Japan Executive Newsletter and Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, discuss the positive debut of Japanese staffing firm Recruit Holdings.
Ralph Alvarez, Chairman of Skylark, discusses the firm's return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday after being delisted in 2006 through a management buyout.
Ed Rogers, CEO at Rogers Investment Advisors, discusses why Seibu Holdings decided to relist in Tokyo on Wednesday amid growing caution over Japan's economic recovery.
Index provider STOXX has licensed its STOXX ASEAN Five Select Dividend 50 index to Nomura; the exchange traded product listed in Tokyo today. CNBC's Cash Flow speaks to Harmut Graff, CEO of STOXX, about the firm's plans in Asia.
Shares of Japan Exchange Group got off to a rocky start as investors sent shares of the new group down by more than a tenth in an otherwise rapidly rising market. The Financial Times reports.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner at independent investment-management group, Dynapartners says that the U.S. needs some form of tax reform and that Congress will eventually meet a deal on the "fiscal cliff."
Stock markets from New York to Tokyo have seen some stellar gains this week amid hopes of further monetary easing globally, but analysts say there’s one thing that investors appear to be forgetting: economic growth remains weak and is likely to remain so for some time.
Asian equity markets, which have so far been dominated by either foreign institutions or short-term trading by local individual investors, are set to see a big increase in investments from local pension funds, which will lead to higher stock prices and lower volatility, according to a new report from HSBC Global Research.
Investors in the Osaka Securities Exchange are challenging management to push for better merger terms from the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in a rare outbreak of shareholder activism in Japan. The FT reports.