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Opinion

Japan Inc. ripe for post-COVID consolidation

Japan remains the global hotbed for activist investors behind the U.S.

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The trading floor of at the Tokyo Stock Exchange: the share of underperforming stocks is much higher in Japan than anywhere else in the world. (Photo by Kento Awashima)

Jochen Legewie is the Tokyo partner and Asia Chairman of strategic communications consultancy Kekst CNC.

While most global stock markets including Japan's Nikkei Stock Average have almost fully recovered their COVID lows, the crisis has left certain sectors and companies looking rather battered and bruised.

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