Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The author describes the expansive nature of Japan's annuity assets. Japan's annuities are divided into public annuities, which include pension insurance, mutual annuities, and national annuities, and private annuities, such as welfare pension funds and qualified annuities. The author discusses trust banks and life insurance companies and their relationships with annuities investments. The author also addresses problems regarding securities investments in Japan such as appraisal losses and the investment of annuities in Keiretsu organizations.