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.


Jun 15: Training Course on Propriety Derivatives Trading for Securities Firms

OSE delivered a training course on derivatives trading for traders and persons in charge of risk management at securities firms.
The course was a huge success with 45 participants from 15 firms. Participants had the opportunity to engage in hands-on training that involved the use of derivatives trading simulators while asking many questions to gather information.
Through these and other efforts in the area of derivatives-focused investor education, OSE seeks to contribute to the advancement and diversification of asset management that incorporates derivatives trading. OSE hopes that all will take advantage of these unique opportunities.

Jun 20: 17th Annual General Shareholders Meeting

On June 20, JPX held its 17th Annual General Shareholders Meeting, and over 2,300 shareholders were in attendance.
During the shareholders meeting, for approximately two hours, shareholders engaged actively in the question and answer session with a number of questions and opinions on the management policies and business development of JPX. The meeting concluded with the approval of all resolutions.
JPX strives to generate constructive dialogue with shareholders through the shareholders meeting and works tirelessly to nurture a long-term relationship with shareholders.

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Jun 20: Establishment of Sustainability Committee

In recent years, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investment has increasingly grown in importance. In Japan and overseas, there is a particular growing interest in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a collection of 17 goals regarding global issues in terms of the economy, society, and environment. ESG investment is drawing attention as an effective tool to address these issues.
With this backdrop, JPX established a Sustainability Committee (reporting directly to Kiyota Akira, CEO of JPX Group) on July 1, 2018. JPX remains committed to contributing to the spread of ESG investment and the realization of a sustainable society in collaboration with domestic and foreign public institutions, investors, listed companies, market participants, and partner exchanges of the world participating in the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative.

Jun 29: Listing Ceremony for the First Social Bond

The JICA Bond, issued by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was listed on Tokyo Pro-Bond Market on June 29 and became the first bond on TSE's Green and Social Bonds Platform, which was launched on January 22, 2018
JICA began issuing JICA Bonds from 2008 and has continually issued social bonds* in the domestic bonds market since September 2016. Presently, this institute is the only issuer of social bonds in Japan.
We hope that this listing of the JICA Bond will contribute to driving the growth of the social bonds market in Japan.

* A social bond refers to any type of bond instrument issued to finance projects that aim to solve global social challenges such as by offering aid to developing

Jun 8-10: Participation in Sanno Festival

Nikkei 225 Futures and TOPIX Futures mark their 30th year this coming September. Throughout the year, OSE is actively engaged in a number of initiatives and festivities, even launching a dedicated website for local investors, to raise awareness of and spark interest in the derivatives market.
These activities will also span the globe with seminars to be held in Singapore and Sydney, Australia for overseas investors in September and in Tokyo and Osaka for retail investors in November with the aim of generating more momentum for futures and options trading.