Western banks make push into Japanese dealmaking as fee pool hits record

By Sumeet Chatterjee, Anshuman Daga and Thomas WilsonHONG KONG/SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Western banks are bulking up in Japan, attracted by record investment banking fees and expectations of a rise in dealmaking as cashed-up companies in the world's third-largest economy step up their hunt for overseas targets.

Banks including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase are among those looking to improve their share of a market dominated by local banks and a handful of entrenched internationals, including Morgan Stanley Goldman Sachs,.

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