Foreign ownership of firms hits record 28%
Yomiuri -- Jun 22
The foreign ownership of companies listed in Japan hit a record high of 28 percent as of the end of fiscal 2012 through March 31, data showed Thursday.

The shareholding ratio of foreign investors rose 1.7 percentage points from a year before, according to the data from the Tokyo Stock Exchange and four other Japanese stock exchanges.

In contrast, the proportion of Japanese financial institutions, including banks and life insurers, fell 1.4 points to a record low of 28 percent.

Source: Yomiuri
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