Weak yen crowns top Japanese companies as ‘Seven Samurai’

Screen image from Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film the Seven Samurai.

That Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession will make the market care. Profits of listed companies are soaring, and share prices are peaking. Investors say there is much more in store, but the yen must continue to cooperate.

Goldman Sachs already refers to the "Seven Samurai" in its notes to clients, alluding to the classic Akira Kurosawa film, later remade in the US as "The Magnificent Seven."

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