Japan Smaller Capitalization:JOF

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    Overview

    As of 7/19/2019

     Share
    Price
    NAVPremium/
    Discount
    Current$8.74$10.11-13.55%
    52 Wk Avg$9.49$10.97-13.60%
    52 Wk High$11.69$13.37-8.71%
    52 Wk Low$8.02$9.18-16.50%
    Regular Distribution TypeIncome Only
    Distribution Rate1.06%
    Distribution Amount$0.0926
    Distribution FrequencyAnnual
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Basic Information

    Investment Objective

    The Fund seeks long term capital appreciation through investment in smaller capitalization Japanese equity securities

    Capital Structure

    As of 7/19/2019

    Total Net Assets:$281.072M
    Total Common Assets:$281.072M
    Common Shares Outstanding:28,333,893
    Annual Expense Ratios

    As of 2/28/2019

      Per Common Share
    Management Fees0.85%
    Other Expenses:0.28%
    Baseline Expense: 1.13%
    Interest Expense:0.00%
    Total: 1.13%
    Fund Management

    Fund Sponsor
    Nomura Asset Management (USA)

    Portfolio Managers
    Takeshi Ebihara (30 Apr 2004)

    Basics
    Category: Non-US/Other-Asia Equity
    Ticker: JOF
    NAV Ticker: XXJOFXX
    Average Daily Volume (shares): 46,000
    Average Daily Volume (USD): $0.454M
    Inception Date: 3/14/1990
    Inception Share Price: $12.00
    Inception NAV: $11.08
    Tender Offer: No
    Term: No
    Fiscal Year End: February 29
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    Distributions

    As of 7/19/2019

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Distribution History

    Enter declared start and end dates to display distribution history below. Income, Long Gain, Short Gain and ROC breakdowns will only be shown for the past year.

    Declared Date Payable Date Ex Date Distrib Amount Income Long Gain Short Gain ROC

    *Indicates a Special Distribution: A distribution disbursed in addition to the normal distributions paid out by the company.

    Key Information Regarding Distributions
    Avg. Earnings Per Share:
    As of 2/28/2019
    $0.0061
    Annualized Distribution Rate on NAV:
    As of 7/19/2019
    0.93%
    Total Return on NAV (12 months):
    As of 7/19/2019
    -7.70%
    Avg. UNII Per Share:
    As of 8/31/2018
    -$0.2570
    Total % Portfolio Effectively Leveraged:
    As of 7/19/2019
    0.00%

    Pricing Information

    Premium/Discount Information
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Premium/Discount Information

    As of 7/19/2019

    PeriodAvg Discount
    6 Month-13.69%
    1 Year-13.60%
    3 Year-12.49%
    5 Year-12.51%
    Z-Score

    As of 7/19/2019

    PeriodZStat
    3 Month0.90
    6 Month0.10
    1 Year0.00
    Pricing History
    Date NAV Premium / Discount

    Performance

    Calendar Year Total Returns

    As of 7/19/2019
    Category: Asia Equity

    Past 20 Years

    Return YearPriceNAVCategory - PriceCategory - NAV
    YTD5.05%3.69%11.32%7.73%
    2018-15.37%-15.09%-13.70%-14.88%
    201740.82%37.24%42.00%36.65%
    20164.34%4.28%0.98%0.92%
    201524.02%22.06%0.81%1.16%
    2014-0.74%4.19%12.32%12.27%
    201330.23%25.75%2.56%4.12%
    20121.45%-2.75%23.28%19.40%
    2011-18.94%-5.15%-24.48%-21.32%
    201023.67%18.70%21.14%19.56%
    20091.56%1.66%60.97%62.87%
    2008-22.33%-19.01%-50.55%-53.66%
    2007-26.08%-13.29%35.97%53.30%
    2006-4.50%-16.22%  
    200532.98%43.24%  
    200411.01%23.48%  
    200378.69%55.69%  
    20028.73%-7.64%  
    2001-1.04%-17.56%  
    2000-45.45%-43.12%  
    1999130.74%214.29%  
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
    Annualized Total Returns

    Returns for periods less than one year are cumulative rather than annualized

    As of 7/19/2019
    Category: Asia Equity

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio Characteristics
    Number of Holdings:
    As of 2/28/2019
    109
    Annual Portfolio Turnover:
    As of 2/28/2019
    24.00%
    Asset Allocation

    As of 2/28/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Top Sectors

    As of 5/31/2017 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Sector%Portfolio
    General Equity 98.82%
    Net Current Assets 0.84%
    Currency 0.34%
    Top Holdings

    As of 2/28/2019 reported by Fund Sponsor

    HoldingValue% Portfolio
    Siix Corp$10.68M3.71%
    Ryoden Trading Co. Ltd.$10.57M3.67%
    Saizeriya Co., Ltd.$10.18M3.53%
    Sakata Inx Corp.$8.57M2.98%
    Toenec Corp$8.23M2.86%
    Okinawa Cellular Telephone Co$8.06M2.80%
    Amiyaki Tei Co Ltd$7.81M2.71%
    Osaka Steel Co., Ltd.$7.69M2.67%
    Totetsu Kogyo Co Ltd$6.85M2.38%
    San-A Co Ltd$6.30M2.19%
    Pack Corp$6.31M2.19%
    Country Allocation

    As of 2/28/2018 reported by Fund Sponsor

    Country% Portfolio
    Japan 99.43%

    Closed-end fund historical distribution sources have included net investment income, realized gains, and return of capital. For more detailed information on the distributions of a specific fund, please visit the sponsor's website.

    NOTES:

    Distribution type sourced from Morningstar. For specific information about a fund's distribution sources, visit the fund sponsor's website.

    The following information applies to closed-end funds in general: Fund shares are not guaranteed or endorsed by any bank or other insured depository institution, and are not federally insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Shares of closed-end funds are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal invested. There can be no assurance that fund objectives will be achieved. Closed-end funds frequently trade at a discount to their net asset value. NAV returns are net of fund expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions.

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