Media/ マスコミ

FSA

OCTOBER 26, 2017

日本金融庁の講演

東証一部上場企業のおよそ9割が社外取締役を決めており、その達成を東証は喜んでいる。しかし一方で、コーポレートガバナンス・コードを導入してからも企業の不正会計はマスコミを通じて報道されており、そうした問題のある企業のみならず、当局や証券取引所に対してまでも信頼感が持てず投資を決めかねている海外投資家も存在する。

FSA

OCTOBER 26、 2017

一般に海外投資家が日本企業に対して持つ不満は、事業内容というよりもむしろ、経営方針や株主に対するスタンスを重要視していないところではないだろうか。海外投資家の発想からすると、株主は神様である。先に述べた社外取締役の内訳を見ると、弁護士・公認会計士・大学の教授が約3割。近年では女性の登用も増えてきているが、もちろん単に登用すればよいという話ではなく中身(能力)が伴うことが必要である。

FSA

OCTOBER 26, 2017

そうした意味では、特にこれからの時代は性別のダイバーシティではなく、考え方のダイバーシティが重要であると考える。日本の企業にとって、コーポレートガバナンスに取り組む上で最も大事なことは、『Diversity of Thought』であると考えるが、そうした観点から上述したような問題等を解決するための提言についても併せて触れることとしたい。

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AUGUST 30, 2017

Japan's Geopolitical Nightmare

WATCH: Analogica Japan's Michael Newman on the reaction in Japan when North Korea fired a missile right over them. Live on

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AUGUST 30, 2017

Japan and its relationship with China in the Pacific

WATCH: Michael Newman says Japan is growing increasingly concerned about China's dominance in the Asia Pacific region. Live on

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AUGUST 30, 2017

Full Interview on the North Korean crisis

Andrew Bolt is seen as one the nation's most influential and controversial political commentators. The full interview with Andrew and myself on the Japanese North Korean crisis can be found from 21:17 to 34:30 in the above link on August 30, 2017

BBCWS

JULY 7, 2017

Japan: The Super-Ageing Society

Edwin Lane reports on Japan, where a rapidly ageing population is prompting fears of a demographic crisis. In the last few years there's been a rise in crime among older people. He speaks to one pensioner who turned to crime in her later years, and to researcher Michael Newman from Analogica KK who explains how economic pressures are pushing some older Japanese people to extremes. 

BBCWS

MAY 29, 2017

Worked to Death in Japan

Edwin Lane reports from Japan, which has some of the longest working hours in the world, and a worrying trend of young people working themselves to death. Michael Newman, President of Analogica KK discusses how even the introduction of Premium Friday, as good as the idea is, still finds employees feeling guilty for leaving work early. He notes the rigidity in corporate behaviour which generally requires the government to take the fist step such as it did when Cool Biz was introduced to combat hot weather.

Ft

MAY 23, 2017

Succession crisis stalks Japan’s family businesses

Even those estimates may underestimate the fallout of succession-related angst, says Michael Newman, president of Japan-focused research house Analogica KK.“You can think of what is happening with the SMEs as the canary in the coal mine for Japan’s regional economy. But within that, we are looking at pivotal moment — the point where the gradual downward glide in SME exits turns into a full-blown stall where there may not be enough altitude to recover safely,”

Ft

NOV 7, 2016

Japanese investors grapple with wedding versus funeral bet

“I can see why the demographics seem to make this play interesting, but there is simply no life in death,” said Michael Newman, president of the independent research house Analogica Japan. In regional Japan particularly the rising funeral numbers will not translate to profit growth because agricultural co-operatives have been selling funeral insurance meaning that most rural funerals are prepaid and cheap.

Ft

JULY 19, 2016

SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son plays high-stakes game for Arm

As Michael Newman, the head of corporate advisory services at Custom Products Research points out, the process of restructuring Sharp and then negotiating its sale to the notoriously aggressive Terry Gou of Hon Hai, was never likely to be conducted with any great pro-shareholder vigour by a Sharp CEO who had just $33,000 of stock after working for the company for 36 years.

Ft

MAY 29, 2016

String of scandals puts Japanese investors on edge

“The problem, however, is investors are not getting a lot of help setting their minds at ease because the level of forensic analysis on the sell-side in Japan is low,” Michael Newman, President of Analogica KK says, adding that he has research for clients showing how average ages of Japanese boardrooms can help predict the likelihood of corporate scandal.

Ft

MAR 27, 2016

Japan’s elderly turn to life of crime to ease cost of living

The mathematics of recidivism are gloomily compelling for the would-be convict. Even with a frugal diet and dirt-cheap accommodation, a single Japanese retiree with minimal savings has living costs more than 25 per cent higher than the meagre basic state pension of Y780,000 ($6,900) a year, according to a study on the economics of elderly crime by Michael Newman of Tokyo-based research house Custom Products Research.

Ft

NOV 7, 2016

Japanese investors grapple with wedding versus funeral bet

“I can see why the demographics seem to make this play interesting, but there is simply no life in death,” said Michael Newman, president of the independent research house Analogica Japan. In regional Japan particularly the rising funeral numbers will not translate to profit growth because agricultural co-operatives have been selling funeral insurance meaning that most rural funerals are prepaid and cheap.

BBG

OCT 19, 2015

The ETF Whale Blamed for Moving Japanese Markets Gets Reeled In

“ETFs are clearly becoming a larger part of daily turnover,” said Michael Newman, head of corporate advisory at Custom Products Research Ltd. As the leveraged funds get bigger, “the pressure on excess volatility also is rising,” he said.

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APR 6, 2014

Filial Contrast - the long and short of it

オーストラリア経済新聞にて、駐日豪大使館のFTA(自由貿易協定)のパーティーの写真

(左)アボット元豪首相 (真ん中) 父モーリス ニューマン元首相金融相談役 (右)マイケル ニューマン

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MAR 27, 2016

日本の高齢者、生活費軽減のため犯罪人生へと転落――アベノミクスがつくりだしたもの

東京に拠点をおく研究所カスタム・プロダクツ・リサーチ(Custom Products Research)のマイケル・ニューマン氏がおこなった「高齢者犯罪の経済学」による調査・研究によれば、日本の刑務所における高齢者の収容者数がこのところ激増しつつあります。
この研究が示すところによると、万引きの約35%が60歳で、そのうち、再犯者の40%が同じ犯罪を6回以上も犯しています。これを単に法律にたいする軽蔑と説明するのは、その裏にひそむ真の原因を覆い隠すことになってしまうことになります。
というのは、いま日本では生活保護を受給する人の割合が戦後で最大になっていて、しかも高齢者の約4割が独りで暮らしていますから、刑務所を出ても、所持金や家族がないため、すぐに犯罪に手を出して、刑務所に戻ることになるからです。
これについてニューマン氏は「刑務所では1日3食のちゃんとした食事、無料の医療、宿泊施設が保証される。これでは悪循環だ」と述べています。
これは安倍政権を初めとする歴代自民党政権が進めてきた「規制緩和と民営化」「庶民への増税と福祉や医療費の削減」というアメリカ流の経済政策が何をもたらすかを如実に示しています(しかもこれはアメリカから強制された政策でもある)。
とりわけ安倍政権がすすめている経済政策は、アメリカから強制された日本の軍備拡張と一体になっていますから、「庶民増税」「金持ち企業大減税」「介護医療費・生活保護削減」そして「防衛省軍事費の激増」が手を携えて驀進(ばくしん)することになっていますから、ますます庶民の購買力が減少し、景気が回復する兆しは全く見られません。
これを称して大手メディアは「アベノミクス」ともてはやしていますが、同志社大学の浜矩子氏は「アホノミクス」と言っています。まさにさもありなんと言うべきでしょう。
このまま事態が進行すると、2060年までには、高齢者の犯罪者数は65歳以上人口の40%になるだろうと予想されています。
この調査が発表されると、テレグラフ紙やフィナンシャル・タイムズ紙など世界の大手メディアがこれを取り上げて紹介しましたから、安倍政権は世界中にその恥をさらすことになりました。
そこで、フィナンシャル・タイムズ紙のレオ・ルイス記者による配信記事を、以下に訳出して紹介させていただきます。

BBC5

MAR 29, 2016

Radio Interview with BBC 5 Radio

Radio interview with Rhod Sharp of the Up All Night programme with an audience of 500,000 to discuss crime in Japan.

cnbc

MAR 29, 2016

Japan’s elderly turn to life of crime to ease cost of living

Michael Newman of Tokyo-based research house Custom Products Research says, "Even the theft of a Y200 sandwich can earn a two-year prison sentence, say academics, at an Y8.4m cost to the state."

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MAR 29, 2016

Japan suffers geriatric crime wave: Elderly turn to shoplifting so they will be locked up and cared for 

A typical Japanese senior with low savings is living off £4,800 each year, according to a study on the economics of elderly crime by Michael Newman of Tokyo-based research house Custom Products Research.

'Hugging one’s grandchildren is surely a better option than talking to them through a glass window. If you are in prison you are supposed to be old when you leave not when you enter it. Not so in Japan,' the study says.