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Japan Fund

Ticker: CNJFX
Inception Date: 07/10/1989

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Mutual Fund Overview: Invest in Japan

Made up of 6,852 islands with a population of over 100 million, Japan ranks as one of the world’s largest and most productive economies — and we believe it to be one of the best Asian countries to invest in. The country has a strong position in the world market being home to some of the most recognizable corporations from automobile manufacturers to electronics, making it an attractive investment target for mutual fund managers.

The Japan Fund managers believe Japanese companies are well positioned to benefit from any growth in the Asian region and believes exploring investment options by accessing these Asian markets through the well-established Japanese companies is an underutilized strategy by many investors.

As a Japanese investment fund, the managers review conventional financial company metrics in addition to these macro factors that could impact investment decisions:
• Government intervention and support of the economy
• Business access to export markets in the region
• Internal and external consumer demand

Commonwealth Funds is proud to be associated with the Japan Fund, established in 1989, providing shareholders the opportunity to bring it home.

Investment Objective

The Fund’s objective is to provide long-term appreciation and current income. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities including common stock, preferred stock and securities convertible into common stock. The Fund may hold the securities of Japanese issuers and debt securities denominated in Yen.

Fund Performance

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Fund Investment Holdings

Holdings as of 03/30/22

Asahi Intecc Co Ltd6.1%
Hoya Corp.4.8%
Orix Corp4.2%
Terumo Corporation3.9%
Dai-Ichi Life Insurance3.9%
Unicharm Corporation3.7%
Fast Retailing Co3.6%
Shin-Etsu Chemical3.2%
Daikin Industries Ltd3.2%
Feder-Gt Obl-I 72.8%
Meidensha Corp.2.7%
Kajima Corp.2.7%
T&D Holdings Inc2.4%
Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd2.3%
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.2.3%
Hankyu Hanshin Holdings2.2%
Hitachi Ltd2.2%
Sugi Holdings Co Ltd2.2%
Sumitomo Realty & Develop1.9%
Nidec Corp1.9%
Otsuka Corp1.8%
Fanuc Corp1.8%
Kirin Holdings Co Ltd1.8%
Nippon Express Holdings1.8%
Kintetsu World Express1.8%
Nitori Co Ltd1.7%
Itochu Corp-Unspon Adr1.6%
Jsr Corp.1.5%
Tobu Railway Co., Ltd1.5%
East Japan Railway1.5%
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical1.5%
Makita Corp1.4%
Toyota Tsusho Corp1.4%
Aeon Kyushu Co Ltd1.3%
Denso Corp1.3%
Sony Group Corp1.2%
Ines Corp1.2%
Keikyu Corp.1.2%
Murata Manufacturing1.1%
Taihei Dengyo Kaisha, Ltd1.1%
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.1.1%
Direct Marketing Mix Inc1.1%
Kyushu Leaseing Service1.1%
Tokyu Fudosan Hldgs Corp1.0%
Yamae Group Holdings0.8%
Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co.0.7%
Kao Corp0.7%
Takada Corporation0.6%
Japanese Yen0.1%

Portfolio holdings will change due to ongoing management of the Fund. Reference to specific securities or sectors should not be construed as recommendations by the Fund, the advisor, or the distributor.


The minimum initial investment is $200 and there is no minimum for subsequent investments.


Learn about the principal risks of investing in the Japan Fund, which includes market, foreign security, and geographic risk.