Matthews Japan Fund

Effective immediately after market closing on July 29, 2016, the Matthews Japan Fund closed to most new investors. Read more.

Top 10 Holdings as of 9/30/2018

Security Sector % Net Assets
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Financials 3.0
SoftBank Group Corp. Telecom Services 2.9
Keyence Corp. Information Technology 2.9
Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd. Health Care 2.9
Suzuki Motor Corp. Consumer Discretionary 2.8
Nitori Holdings Co., Ltd. Consumer Discretionary 2.7
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. Industrials 2.6
Relo Group, Inc. Real Estate 2.6
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Financials 2.6
Kao Corp. Consumer Staples 2.6
Total 27.6
Top 10 holdings may combine more than one security from the same issuer and related depositary receipts.
Source: BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (US) Inc.

Portfolio Breakdown (%) as of 9/30/2018

  Fund MSCI Japan IndexDifference
Industrials 25.2 21.0 4.2
Information Technology 18.8 12.2 6.6
Health Care 12.2 8.2 4.0
Consumer Discretionary 11.9 19.6 -7.7
Consumer Staples 11.9 8.3 3.6
Financials 7.4 12.0 -4.6
Materials 3.9 6.0 -2.1
Real Estate 3.5 3.7 -0.2
Telecom Services 2.9 5.6 -2.7
Utilities 0.0 1.8 -1.8
Energy 0.0 1.4 -1.4
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 2.3 0.0 2.3
  Fund MSCI Japan Index Difference
Mega Cap (over $25B) 33.4 48.8 -15.4
Large Cap ($10B-$25B) 15.9 28.5 -12.6
Mid Cap ($3B-$10B) 31.6 22.1 9.5
Small Cap (under $3B) 16.8 0.5 16.3
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 2.3 0.0 2.3
Equity market cap of issuer.
Source: FactSet Research Systems.

Portfolio Characteristics as of 9/30/2018

Number of Securities1


Weighted Average
Market Cap

$22.8 billion

P/E using FY1 estimates


P/E using FY2 estimates


1Source: BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (US) Inc.
Source: FactSet Research Systems unless otherwise noted. Sector data (excluding Government Bonds) based on MSCI’s revised Global Industry Classification Standards. For more details, visit

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Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding.  Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature. 

The P/E Ratio is the share price of a stock as of the report date, divided by the forecasted earnings per share for a 12-month period (FY1) and 24 month period (FY2). For the Fund, this is the weighted harmonic average estimated P/E ratio of all the underlying stocks in the Fund, excluding negative earners. There is no guarantee that the composition of the Fund will remain unchanged, or that forecasted earnings of a stock will be realized. Information provided is for illustrative purposes only.

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1There was an increase in the number of securities this quarter due to the Matthews Japan Fund merger with the Japan Fund of Nomura Partners Funds, Inc. To learn more about this merger, please view the press release.