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  • Japan: Nippon Life to sell microinsurance in Asia

    One of Japan's biggest insurers, Nippon Life Insurance, will start selling "micro" plans targeting low-income customers in Asia, to boost its overseas business by developing a new business.

    Asia | 22 Oct 2020
  • Japan: More elderly cannot afford public nursing care premiums

    A growing number of elderly people are having their savings or property seized for failing to pay their insurance premiums to the public nursing care system, according to government research.

    Asia | 20 Oct 2020
  • EMEA: Toa Re adds life reinsurance to product offerings of Toa Re Europe

    The Toa Reinsurance Company (Toa Re) is adding life reinsurance to the product offerings of Toa Re Europe (TRE) based in Zurich, in addition to P&C reinsurance business which it started underwriting from end of 2018.

    Asia | 19 Oct 2020
  • Japan: Sompo Japan to halt insuring new domestic construction of coal-fired plants

    Sompo Holdings has said that Sompo Japan Insurance will not insure and invest in new construction of coal-fired power plants in Japan, except for projects for which underwriting, investment and financing have already been announced.

    Asia | 28 Sep 2020
  • Shift to digital could prove a huge boon for Japanese InsurTechs

    Strict regulation and a more risk-averse nature have hampered Japanese InsurTechs' efforts to grow in the past. However, the accelerated shift to digital the industry has seen during this pandemic could prove to be the catalyst needed for the sector to grow, while COVID-19 itself seems to have had minimal impact on InsurTechs.

    AIRPlus | 24 Sep 2020
  • Japan: Most people willing to work past retirement age

    A majority of Japanese people appear willing to work beyond their retirement age due largely to financial concerns, with a recent survey showing 64% of respondents wanting to do so, reported Kyodo News Agency.

    Asia | 23 Sep 2020
  • AIG Japan appoints new president and CEO

    AIG has announced that Mr James Nash has been president and CEO of AIG Japan. He will report to International General Insurance CEO Mr Jon Hancock and will be based in Tokyo. He is expected to join the company by early 2021.

    People | 18 Sep 2020
  • Japan: Large cities escape wrath of Super typhoon Haishen

    The impact from super typhoon Haishen is only mildly credit negative for Japanese P&C insurers, as its intensity and size somewhat weakened while passing west of the island of Kyushu, says Mr Soichiro Makimoto, VP-senior analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Moody's Investors Service.

    Asia | 09 Sep 2020
  • Japan: More people adopting healthier habits during pandemic

    Nearly half of people in Japan feel they are healthier now than before the spread of the COVID-19 due to adopting improved lifestyles after pandemic-related stay-home measures were put in place.

    Asia | 04 Sep 2020
  • Japan: Reinsurer posts growth in premium revenue in fiscal-year 2019

    The Toa Reinsurance Company (Toa Re) continued to experience growth in its premium revenue during the 12 months ended 31 March 2020 (fiscal-year 2019), with reported net premiums written increasing by 9% to JPY270bn ($2.55bn), notes AM Best.

    Asia | 01 Sep 2020

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