Financial and Economic Education

As the central figure in Japan’s economic and financial infrastructure, JPX makes continuous efforts toward financial and economic education. We aim to provide accurate knowledge regarding securities and finance, promote understanding of the proper use of financial services, and contribute to society by nurturing Japan’s retail investor base.

Financial and Economic Education

JPX Academy

The JPX Academy caters to the desire across the generations to learn more about finance, providing courses on investment products, from equities and ETFs to derivatives instruments. In addition, the Academy hosts lectures by outside experts, provides instruction on macroeconomics and the latest economic theories, and engages in other activities to provide such type of information from an objective standpoint. In FY2016, a total of more than 8,500 persons participated in the Academy’s courses.

Outreach to Schools (Elementary to High School)

Economics and stock companies are an integral part of our daily lives, but there are not many opportunities to discuss this subject in school. For this reason, JPX makes its employees available for lectures on such topics as politics, economics, and civics both on-site at schools and in-house at TSE and OSE. These lectures include role-playing activities to explain the framework of incorporated companies, and better familiarize students with finance and economics. During FY2016, JPX held over 120 lectures on-site, reaching out to nearly 4,300 students; and, TSE alone welcomed a cumulative total of 8,800 students for 410 lectures.

Economics Lectures for Parents and Young Children

JPX sponsors various events during summer vacation and other holidays to teach finance and economics to elementary and junior high school children and their parents or guardians. In FY2016, a total of more than 2,300 persons participated in these events.
OSE has also sponsored the "Learning with Children – Finance and Stock School" program, part of a joint project with Osaka prefectural government’s finance and public relations committee, the Osaka branch of the Bank of Japan, the Japan Securities Dealers Association, and Japan Mint. Elementary school students in grades four to six were invited to tour the principal financial and economic facilities in Osaka and listen to explanations from employees of these organizations to help them become better acquainted with finance and equities.

Summer vacation economics lecture for parents and children

Summer vacation economics lecture for parents and children

Summer vacation lecture for children on finance and equities

Summer vacation lecture for children on finance and equities

University Lectures

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. To deepen understanding of finance, economics, and securities markets, JPX sends staff members to speak at colleges across Japan. In FY2016, over 200 lectures were offered to a total of more than 8,000 students.

Sponsored Courses

JPX offers sponsored courses at Keio University and Sophia University as part of its effort to nurture future leaders. The JPX Keio course covers laws governing the securities markets, as well as trends in economics, management, and accounting, and stock listing and disclosure systems, with case studies and other examples. Sophia also offers a "Function of Securities Market" course curriculum, which was established in 2013 to commemorate the university’s 100th anniversary.

Photograph courtesy of Keio University

Photograph courtesy of Keio University

Photograph courtesy of Sophia University

Photograph courtesy of Sophia University

<div align="center">Views of Keio University campus (left) and Sophia University (right), where JPX sponsors courses</div>

Seminars for Teachers

During the school summer vacation and other holidays, JPX presents economics lectures and course ideas for junior high and high school teachers, with the aim of assisting them in their lectures on social studies and civics. In addition, JPX makes employees available for teacher training programs and study groups.

Support for Cultivating Entrepreneurs

Environmental factors are important in fostering the creation of new companies to create a vibrant economy for the future. As part of its social contribution program, JPX engages in a project to support entrepreneurship, focusing on stimulating interest in starting new businesses, offering new venues for learning, and support for activities to train entrepreneurs. By supporting related organizations, JPX is working to encourage more individuals to take on the entrepreneurial challenge.

Project for Disseminating Knowledge about Securities

This jointly sponsored project was originally called the "Five-Organization Project for Knowledge and Enlightenment Regarding Securities," but was renamed in February 2001 as the "Project for Disseminating Knowledge about Securities." JPX, the Japan Securities Dealers Association, and other industry groups conduct joint activities to promote the ongoing, long-term dissemination of knowledge on securities. Activities include creating teaching materials for finance and economics education, as well as holding continuing education seminars and lectures for adults.