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Thursday 15 March, 2001

Fleming Japanese Inv

Holding in Company

Fleming Japanese Inv Trust PLC
15 March 2001

                                 SCHEDULE 10

                  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   Name of company

THE FLEMING JAPANESE INVESTMENT TRUST plc

2)   Name of shareholder having a major interest

LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT


3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
     holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

IN RESPECT OF SHAREHOLDER IN 2 ABOVE

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
     number of shares held by each of them

LAZARD FRERES & CO.LLC: 9,200,000
LAZARD BROTHERS & CO. LTD: 558,317


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

NOT STATED

6)   Percentage of issued class

NOT STATED

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

NOT STATED

8)   Percentage of issued class

NOT STATED

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY 25p SHARES


10)  Date of transaction

NOT STATED

11)  Date company informed

14TH MARCH 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification


9,758,317



13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

4.98%



14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

FRASER EASTON , 020 7742 3425

16)  Name of authorised company official responsible for making this
notification

HELEN WALKER, 020 7742 3453



17)  Date of notification



15TH MARCH 2001