Japanese investor participation has supported the long-end Kangaroo market for supranational, sovereign and agency issuers in recent years. Deal flow has been more focused on mid-curve issuance in 2019. However, Bart van Dooren, head of funding and investor relations at BNG Bank (BNG) in The Hague, says long-end opportunities persist and bespoke private placements (PPs) can still be compelling opportunities for Japanese investors.