JPX Response to Spread of Novel Coronavirus

In regard to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Japan Exchange Group (JPX) understands the need to fulfil its duty as public infrastructure by ensuring continued smooth operation of the market. For this reason, JPX has responded by establishing a BCP (Business Continuity Plan) Emergency Headquarters headed by Group CEO Kiyota Akira and implementing the following measures.

Measures already disclosed

Disclosure by Listed Companies to Continue after the Declaration of a State of Emergency(Jan. 8, 2021)
Trading to Continue After the State of Emergency Declaration(Jan. 7, 2021)
Extension of Deadline for Submitting Business Plan Improvement Report pertaining to Market Capitalization Criteria, etc. (Apr. 30, 2020)
Special Provisions in the Listing Rules in Consideration of the Impact of Spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)(Apr. 21, 2020)
Publication of "Corporate Year-End Closing of Accounts, Auditing and Shareholders meeting in Response to the Increasing Impact of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)" (Apr. 15, 2020)
equest for re-examination of financial statement announcement schedule due to "extension of deadline for submission of securities reports, etc." (Apr. 14, 2020)
Disclosure by Listed Companies to Continue after the Declaration of a State of Emergency (Apr. 7, 2020)
Trading to Continue After the State of Emergency Declaration (Apr. 7, 2020)
Dividends and Other Ex-rights at the End of the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2020 (Mar. 25, 2020)
Cancellation of seminars/events and temporary closure of visitor facilities in response to novel coronavirus outbreak (Feb. 19, 2020)
Overview of TSE Disclosure & Listing Rule Policy in Response to the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Mar. 18, 2020)
Risk disclosures regarding the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on business activities (Mar. 18, 2020)
Announcement to listed companies regarding handling of timely disclosure of the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak on business (Feb. 10, 2020)

Measures for continued smooth operation of the market

Measures to reduce risk of infections (excluding those related to remote working)

Business Operations

  • Utilizing neighborhood backup offices and strengthening backup facilities in Tokyo and Osaka
  • Construction of a multi-channel business operations system where employees work at different locations for each department and team
  • Actively implementing staggered working hours
  • Holding online events, seminars, and meetings
  • Restrictions for non-essential business trips and meals

Others

  • Bicycle commuting and use of nearby hotels
  • Installation of acrylic partitions in offices and meeting rooms
  • Installation of thermal cameras at office entrances in Tokyo and Osaka

Measures related to remote working

  • Enforcing working from home where possible, after careful examination of each department's duties and situation
  • Distributing smartphones to all employees to strengthen communications when for example, working from home

Reduction rate of employees working in the office

Target Results Note
70% 69%
(Jan. 4, 2021 - May 31, 2021)
Employees excluding those who engage in essential work for maintaining stable capital markets such as trade monitoring, clearing and settlement operations, and system operations

To respond to emerging risks, JPX Group has compiled a BCP defining its basic policy, system, procedures, etc. for continuing operations in situations where this is difficult. This can be found at the below link.

BCP (Business Continuity Plan)