JPX Monthly Headlines

JPX group companies undertake various initiatives and disseminate information with the aim of providing the most attractive markets to all users.
Every month, we showcase the highlights of these efforts in short and concise summaries just for you.


Oct. 28–Dec. 25: OSE Old Market Building Lights Up

OSE is promoting nighttime trading of stock index futures and options by lighting up the old market building from sunset to midnight between Oct. 28 and Dec. 25. Visitors can be mesmerized by this iconic building’s nighttime beauty as shimmering lights alternate between red (JPX’s corporate color) and blue (representative of Osaka, a city of waterways) late into the night.

Oct. 17, Nov. 6, 20 & 27: RAKUGO at JPX

TSE hosted rakugo (traditional comic storytelling) shows as part of its outreach activities targeting retail investors. Popular young performers, such as Ryutei Ichiya, entertained audiences on four days, drawing in over 300 rakugo enthusiasts. With story lines that cleverly meshed financial literacy topics and day-to-day shenanigans , the sound of spectators’ cheerful laughter made for a joyous scene.

Nov. 8: Basic Agreement with the 77 Bank and Tohoku University

TSE concluded a basic agreement with the 77 Bank, Ltd. and Tohoku University for cooperative relationships concerning the capital market. This is the first initiative in Japan for a regional financial institution, a university, and TSE to work together for regional economic development.
The central goals are to support the growth of and promote listings for companies in the sales territories of the 77 Bank and ventures established at Tohoku University through the industry-academia partnership.
We will help people in the Tohoku region recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake by providing financial literacy courses at Tohoku University for students and general public and establishing a cooperative system to hold events for start-ups.

Nov. 30: Decision on Construction of New Secondary Data Center

With the aim of guaranteeing further stability in operation of JPX markets, JPX has decided to construct a new secondary data center in a location that is at a greater distance from the main data center based on the "Second Report of the Technical Committee on Exchange Transactions" published by the BCP Forum on April 20, 2017.
JPX plans to incorporate systems for trading and other functions into the system architecture at the new secondary center in stages to match the replacement schedule of the relevant systems. JPX proceeds with advancing the Business Continuity Plan and remains committed to ensuring market confidence.