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.


Mar. 8: Ceremony Commemorating International Women's Day

On March 8, TSE held a "Ring the Bell for Gender Equality" ceremony to celebrate International Women’s Day. Exchanges around the world collaborate in celebrating International Women's Day every year. These events aim at raising awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing gender equality, one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and promoting Women's Empowerment Principles. The special guest at TSE this year was Ms. Seiko NODA, Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment. In her address, she stated that each woman’s unleashing her full potential in the workplace will help grow the Japanese and world economies, and then rang the bell.

Feb. 26–Mar. 11, 16 & 17: Exhibition on Shareholder Incentives 2018

TSE hosted Exhibition on Shareholder Incentives 2018 from February 26 to March 11 at TSE and on March 16 and 17 in Yokohama (as a part of TSE IR Festa).
Many visitors enjoyed the event that showcased panels introducing 23 listed companies and attractive shareholder incentives, as well as a walkabout quiz for visitors to win prizes.
The exhibit also featured Hiroto KIRITANI’s, aka "Mr. Shareholder Incentives", bicycle and coupon holder he uses in lieu of a wallet when collecting his various shareholder benefits. There were a total of four in-person appearances by Mr. KIRITANI at both venues, where spoke about his investment experience.

Mar. 15: Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding among JPX, KRX, and TWSE

On March 15, JPX, Korea Exchange (KRX), and Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
Under the MOU, the three exchanges will build a closer relationship through information sharing in areas of mutual interest and assist each other in market development in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. The three exchanges have a framework for cooperation and collaboration through personnel exchanges and joint market promotion.

Mar. 16 & 17: 2018 TSE IR Festa

The 2018 TSE IR Festa was held on March 16 and 17 in Yokohama. This is the first time the event took place outside of Tokyo, and JPX was able to count on the cooperation of persons and media associated with Yokohama, including: Representative Director, President KAWAMURA from Bank of Yokohama; Mr. Takashi KADOKURA, well-known television economic analyst; FM Yokohama; and Kanagawa Shimbun newspaper.
With a wide range of visitors from novice to experienced investors and families, the event was a huge success that showcased 93 exhibitors and attracted over 20,000 visitors, which were record numbers in the history of the event.

Mar. 19: Deployment of Artificial Intelligence to Market Surveillance Operations

JPX-R and TSE decided to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to market surveillance operations to detect such misconduct as market manipulation. Deployment of AI to market surveillance operations commenced on March 19.
The deployed AI technology accelerates preliminary investigations where surveillance personnel evaluated irregularities in trade activity and allows them to focus on detailed investigations. This will facilitate even more in-depth and detailed investigations and is expected to improve market monitoring functions, thereby protecting the fairness and credibility of the market.

Mar. 22: Announcement of FY2017 Nadeshiko Brand Stocks

Aiming to recognize outstanding enterprises in encouraging women's success in the workplace, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and TSE have jointly selected companies whose stocks are recognized as attractive investments for investors who appreciate companies that are enhancing their corporate value in the mid-to-long term. This initiative is now in its sixth year and focuses on companies that are outstanding in the advancement of women, leading to measurable business results This time around, 48 companies were selected as FY2017 Nadeshiko Brand stocks. An event to announce the newly selected stocks was held on March 22 with actress Maiko ITO serving as presenter. Ms. ITO is currently engaged in robot research as part of her doctoral studies at Waseda University.