REPORT: ENTRY INTO JAPANESE FINANCIAL SERVICES - A Critical Review


Table of Contents

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1. Executive Summary

2. Environmental Scan
2.1          Japan: Culture and Institutions
2.2          Economic and Demographic Indicators
2.3          Current Structure of Financial Institutions
2.4          Liberalisation and "Japan's Big Bang"

3. Universal Banking with Japanese Characteristics
3.1          MoF Policy and Keiretsu Response
3.2          Foreign Perception and Foreign Response
3.3          Matches and Mismatches
3.4          Likely Outcomes

4. Perceptions re Foreign Entry
               (in precis form)
4.1          Foreign Institutions
4.2          Domestic Institutions
4.3          Professional Advisors
4.4          Other Interviewees

5. Interviews: in order of interview date
               (in verbatim summary form)
               Foreign and Japanese
               Financial Services Providers and Users
               Academia and Government Consultants and Observers

6. Supplementary Information
6.1          Selected and Summary-translated Newspaper Articles
6.2          Big Bang Timetable and Regulatory Issues
6.3          Information Sources
6.4          Entries to Date Summary



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