The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation.
The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of Japanese companies. Its equity investments may include common stocks (including stocks purchased in initial public offerings (IPOs)), preferred stocks, warrants and other rights, and securities convertible into or exchangeable for common stocks, such as convertible bonds. The fund's investments also may include investments in Japan real estate investment trusts or funds (so-called "J-REITs") and Japan pooled investment vehicles. It invests in companies regardless of market capitalization.