Warren Buffett to Hunt for Investments in Japan

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s trip to a Japanese plant today may “shine a light” on investment opportunities in a nation hampered by the March earthquake and the global market rout.

Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is visiting Japan for the first time to tour Tungaloy Corp.’s plant in Fukushima prefecture after canceling his trip in March when the country was hit by a record earthquake. Iscar Metalworking Cos., an Israeli company that was Berkshire’s largest acquisition of a non-U.S. firm, in 2008 bought a 71.5 percent stake in Tungaloy, which makes tools for cars and planes.

“This is a wonderful day for me,” Buffett, 81, told Tungaloy executives and local officials after arriving at the plant in Iwaki city by helicopter today. “The world has had its eye on Japan and especially this area.”

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Warren Buffett Going to Japan for Plant Tour

Warren Buffett is making the trip to Japan that he planned, and postponed, last March.

He had been scheduled to attend a “completion ceremony” on March 22 for a new Tungaloy plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

Tungaloy is owned by Berkshire subsidiary Iscar, a toolmaker headquartered in Israel.

On March 11, the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit the area, prompting Buffett to put off his trip.

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