The economy and wages are growing in Japan and companies are increasingly shareholder-friendly. Shares looks at how the outlook is getting better in the Asian country and picks three funds to play the region.

Also this week: why mortgage innovation could spell trouble for housebuilders, the best performing UK technology stocks and why the competition authorities are getting heavy.

Discover the clever way to invest in companies with a competitive edge and learn why the experts are excited about regional commercial property.

Read about an Asia-focused investment trust yielding 4.2% and trading below net asset value, and find out about one of Shares’ stock picks up 43% in four months.