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Young Japanese show no interest in stocks

Tax breaks have failed to lure new generation of investors, report YOSHIAKI NOHARA and YUKO TAKEO

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History is working against Japan's government as it seeks to convince a new generation of investors that equities are the best bet for funding retirement - PHOTO: REUTERS 

[TOKYO] History is working against Japan's government as it seeks to convince a new generation of investors that equities are the best bet for funding retirement. A programme of tax breaks that started on Jan 1 has not proved to be the answer, with less than 9 per cent of investments coming from