This will be a trip of a lifetime and will be a fascinating immersion into Japan’s stock market, economics, politics, culture and history as well as provide you with the opportunity to learn more about specific Japanese companies.

Carl Delfeld, ETF expert and Forbes contributer, points out that even though Japan’s stock market had an uneventful year in 2006, there may be reasons to consider iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ) in 2007. Join Carl in May 2007 as he leads a ten day investment tour of Japan.

"After a strong performance in 2003, 2004 and 2005, the Japanese stock market was essentially flat during 2006 until a strong December rally brought the most widely traded Japan ETF (EWJ) up just over 5% for the year. What lies ahead for the world’s second largest economy and stock market?

Japan still an excellent play on the overall Asian growth story?  When will the Japanese consumer begin spending again? Why is Japan one of the few countries in the world to have a trade surplus with China and why is Japan able to hold on to its industrial base so much better than America? Are Japanese large multinationals the place to invest or should investors target the smaller and more innovative companies?


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