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

  • Use of back-up offices and strengthening of back-up facilities in Tokyo and Osaka
  • Enforcement of remote working where possible, after careful examination of each department's duties and situation
  • Active implementation of staggered working hours, using the flex time system

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)

JPX Group will continue striving for stable market operations, and asks for your understanding in this matter.