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Mar 2024

Market Profile


Building resilience - the 2023 IAIS annual conference in Tokyo

The Financial Services Agency of Japan’s Mr Shigeru Ariizumi reflects on some of the topics from the International Association of Insurance Supervisors conference.

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Japan life sector helps in shift from savings to investment

The Life Insurance Association of Japan’s Mr Hiroshi Shimizu shares invaluable insights on the growth and development of the life sector in Japan and the prospects for the future.

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Expanding the role of Japanese life insurance

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance’s Mr Hideki Nagashima shares his thoughts on policy initiatives and management plannning, asset management and overseas business growth.

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Japanese premium income boosted by pent-up demand

In Japan, gross written premiums for both life and general insurance have risen. Japanese government policy and foreign interest rates have driven premium income in the life sector.

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Financial inclusion and customer-centricity in insurance

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance’s Mr Shinichi Kishi provides discussion highlights from the recent IAIS Annual Conference Tokyo.

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Life insurers find stability

Japanese life insurers continue to maintain strong capital and will show an improvement in their economic capitalisation throughout the year.

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Insurers adapt to cope with ageing Japan

Japan is rapidly moving towards becoming a super-aged society. This will bring up multiple challenges for insurers, especially in the area of healthcare.

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Recovering market brings back old challenges

Japan’s economy continues to improve, proving a boon to insurers across the nation. We spoke to Zurich Japan’s Mr Masachika Nishiura.

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Steady route for Japan's reinsurance market in 2024

In 2023, Japan’s (re)insurance sector experienced a dynamic landscape marked by resilient growth, emerging product developments and capital solutions needs. New policies with a higher sum assured were being underwritten and sales activities gained momentum.

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