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Orix, DBJ and Groupe ADP in the running for Hokkaido airports concession

The three have been shortlisted as the Japanese government seeks to privatise the seven airports by 2020 and boost tourism on the country’s northern-most island in the process.

Toyota commits $89m to new Sparx renewables fund

The Japanese asset management firm is initially investing $890,000 in the greenfield Mirai Renewable Energy Fund, targeting a final close by March 2019 on $267m.

Extreme weather ‘will not scare off infra investors in Japan’

But they will be watching whether the government delivers on its promise of support to Kansai International Airport’s concessionaire following the damage super-typhoon Jebi caused earlier this month.

SPARX hits $424m final close on brownfield renewables fund

The new fund has a target IRR of 5% and already owns a portfolio of 12 assets purchased from a previously liquidated SPARX fund.

GPIF gets go-ahead for direct fund commitments

The $1.5trn Japanese investor can now make direct investments into infrastructure, private equity and real estate funds.

SPARX targets $458m final close on new renewables fund by July – exclusive

The new vehicle’s portfolio includes 12 solar projects acquired from the $80m greenfield renewables fund the Japanese asset manager liquidated earlier this year.

AXA IM targets Japan and Australia for infra debt and equity investments

The insurance giant intends to use infra debt investments as a gateway to new markets.

Tokyo Summit: GP ‘chemistry’ key as Japanese LPs look to diversify into infra

Japan Post Insurance will allocate 1.5 percent to alternatives within the next three years as it looks to build an infrastructure portfolio.

GE EFS’ Japan solar fund to hit final close by June – exclusive

The $710m vehicle will be the largest of its type in the country, according to the US energy investor, which says it has a ‘significant’ project pipeline ready for deployment.

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