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Good governance, valuations pique funds' interest in Japan stocks

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Visitors at a price quotation board at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Price-earnings ratios of Japanese stocks are currently below that for US shares.

Singapore

FUND managers could awaken the Japanese market from its slumber this year as they begin betting on the country's stocks.

Arnout van Rijn's 900 million euro (S$1.4 billion) Asia-Pacific equity fund is 44 per cent invested in Japanese stocks as at end-June this year. This