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Infrastructure Investor: Japan re-emerges as an investment destination

01 February 2024
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Jun Ohashi, Partner, Head of Actis Japan, Energy Infrastructure, was interviewed by Infrastructure Investor about the rise of Japan’s attractiveness as a destination for investment. Click here to read the article online, here to read the piece in the digital copy of Infrastructure Investor’s February magazine (page 30) and find some of Jun’s comments below.


Jun Ohashi, Partner, Head of Actis Japan, Energy Infrastructure, commented:

“Japan is facing a number of changes. The first is a big push for decarbonisation, with Japan committing to net zero by 2050 and ambitious interim targets for 2030. The other is that Japan completed the unbundling of generation, transmission and distribution in the energy sector in 2020.

“This means the Japanese energy market will continue to provide interesting opportunities. The government announced plans to invest $50 billion-$60 billion over the next decade to enhance transmission lines – which is just one example of government support. This is why we have entered Japan and started this business here.

“I’ve received requests from various Japanese investors, requesting that we create more investment opportunities in Japan. They want to invest their Japanese yen in Japan without currency risk.”

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