Akiko Kamesaka

Akiko Kamesaka
Aoyama Gakuin University · Department of Business Administration

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Many trend studies draw on survey data and compare responses to questions on the same topic that has been asked over time. A problem with such studies is that the questions often do not remain identical, due to changes in phrasing and response formats. We present ways to deal with this problem using trend data on life satisfaction in Japan as an il...
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International statistics indicate that total inflation adjusted losses caused by catastrophic natural disasters more than tripled between the 1980s and the present decade
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This book addresses researchers, practitioners, and policy makers interested in understanding the financial implications of mega-disaster risks as well as in seeking possible solutions with regard to governance, the allocation of financial risk, and resilience. The first part of this book takes the example of Japan and studies the impact of mega ea...
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Japan’s suicide rate rose after the Asian Crisis and the subsequent economic downturn, and has remained high since. In 2009, the male suicide rate was the third highest among OECD countries, and the female suicide rate was the second highest. According to the National Police Agency, more than 30,000 people committed suicide on average in each year...
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It is commonly believed that education is a good thing for individuals. Yet, its correlation with subjective well-being is most often only weakly positive, or even negative, despite the many associated better individual-level outcomes. We here square the circle using novel Japanese data on happiness aspirations. If reported happiness comes from a c...
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Using data from “The Study on the Quality of Life” collected by the Cabinet Office in March 2012, we examined the structures and factors affecting the happiness and general life satisfaction among Japanese. Both measures are calculated with single questions, and the mean score for happiness (6.64 for the scale of 0-10) is higher than life satisfa...
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We study changes in Japanese people’s subjective well-being (happiness) and feelings of altruim before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. We use a panel data set compiled by a group of researchers mainly from Keio University. Although the questionnaire is large, we focus on a question about people’s altruism. We are interested...
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Japan's most powerful known earthquake struck at 2:46 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011. We study the unusual trading behaviors of individual and foreign investors in Japan during the aftermath of this natural disaster. Individual investors typically show contrarian trading patterns, so the sharp downturn in the Nikkei should cause positive net purcha...
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We compare changes of mean and variance of returns as two regulations have changed between 1992 and 2007 in the Chinese exchanges of Shanghai and Shenzhen. Specifically, we compare the implementation of a ±10% daily return limit vs. the absence of any limit, and the effect of allowing local and foreign investors to invest in both type-A and type-B...
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Mean and variance of daily type A and B stock returns in Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges are studied before and after these stocks were subject to a ± 10% daily return limit, and when investors' clientele were segmented, vs. merged. We find that imposing the ± 10% return limit significantly reduced the variance of type A stocks, but increased the v...
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This paper investigates aggregate buying and selling by foreign investors, subdivided into US, European and Asian investors, in the Japanese stock market over the period 1981 to 2004. The results indicate that in the late 1990s US investors began to take more active positions than other foreign investors, and traded with good timing from the middle...
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This paper investigates the competitive condition of the Japanese securities industry over the period 1983–2002 using the H-statistic proposed by Panzar and Rosse. Our results indicate that the Japanese securities industry was not in monopoly equilibrium in period 1 (1983–1988) and period 3 (1997–2002), while this possibility cannot be rejected in...
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Using weekly aggregate investment flow from Japan, we study the investment patterns and performance of foreign investors, individual investors, and five types of institutional investors. Securities firms, banks, and foreign investors perform well over the sample period. Individual investors perform poorly. We also find that foreign investor trading...

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