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Market Review for April 2022

TOPIX ended down on the previous month-end. The decline of the US equity market due to the Fed's monetary tightening and disappointing quarterly earnings by some IT companies affected the Japanese equity market. Lockdowns in Shanghai also weighed on market sentiment.
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Market Review for January 2022

TOPIX ended down on the previous month-end. The Japanese equity market declined along with the US equity market due to growing expectations of higher US interest rates. Concerns over the increase in domestic cases of COVID and geopolitical risks over Ukraine also weighed on the market.

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Inflationary Pressures in Japan

Prices are rising worldwide due to normalization of economic activity, soaring commodity prices, and supply constraints caused by turmoil in the value chain. In Japan, there are signs of inflation as seen in the sharp rise in the domestic corporate goods price index. But inflationary pressures on goods and services at the consumer level have not risen as much.