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.


Feb. 1: JPX Photo Contest

JPX held its first ever photo contest, commemorating the 140th anniversary of the launch of stock markets by TSE and OSE. Among 1,006 entries accepted from September to November 2018, 71 works received prizes, including one grand prize and one special commendation, selected by judge Koji Itami.

Feb. 7: TSE at SENDAI Entrepreneur Week

On February 7, TSE held a TSE IPO Seminar at SENDAI Entrepreneur Week as part of its initiatives under the basic agreement concluded with the 77 Bank and Tohoku University in November 2017. The seminar included a briefing session about IPOs, a speech by a president of a listed company on the process from start-up to listing, and a panel discussion with venture capitalists based in Sendai and Fukuoka on the development of local economies and the growth of companies. TSE continues to promote listing in order to encourage IPOs throughout Japan.

Feb. 15: Visit by Party Led by Lord Mayor of the City of London

On February 15, JPX welcomed the visit by Alderman Peter Estlin, who took office as the Lord Mayor of the City of London in November 2018; His Excellency Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan; and Mr. Suneel Bakhshi from London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). JPX continues to work together with the City of London and LSEG toward further development of capital markets in Japan and the UK.

Feb. 19: Publication of New Blockchain-themed JPX Working Paper

JPX published JPX Working Paper, Vol.26: Initiatives in Utilizing Blockchain and Facilitating Open Innovation in Capital Market.
Vol. 26 introduces research and analysis conducted by JPX, and framework of industry-wide Proof of Concept testing launched by JPX, representative of the ongoing initiatives on Blockchain in the securities industry. The paper also highlights the Study on Applicability of Blockchain in Trade Matching Processes led by Daiwa Securities Group Inc., which employed such framework.
JPX has also published JPX other working papers on the subject of Blockchain (Vol.15, 20, 22, and 23).

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Feb. 21: Selection of 2019 Health & Productivity Stocks

TSE and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) jointly selected and announced the 2019 Health & Productivity Stocks. This is the fifth year in which TSE and METI have recognized outstanding TSE listed companies for their health and productivity management, selecting 37 enterprises from 28 sectors based on assessments of yearly survey responses and financial indicators. The program aims to showcase the attractiveness of selected enterprises to investors who focus on improvements in corporate value over the long term and to propel efforts by enterprises working on health and productivity management.

Feb.22-23: 2019 TSE IR Festa

JPX and TSE held the 2019 TSE IR Festa on February 22 and 23 at Tokyo International Forum. The theme this year was "Financial Services in the Centenarian Ear: Two Days to Peak into Your Future via Investment". With a wide range of visitors from experienced investors to unexperienced novices planning to start asset building, the event was a huge success that showcased 99 exhibitors and attracted 18,938 visitors (total attendances for two days), which were record numbers in the history of the event.

Feb. 26: TOKYO PRO Market Forum 2019

On February 26, TSE held TOKYO PRO Market Forum 2019 at TSE Hall. The forum consisted of a briefing on recent trends and review of utilized examples on TOKYO PRO Market. Representatives of listed companies on TOKYO PRO Market (global bridge HOLDINGS Co., Ltd., Hikari Holdings Co., Ltd., and TSUKUBASEIKO Co., Ltd.) took the rostrum and engaged in panel discussion on themes, such as the purpose and significance of listing, effects and realization after listing, and establishments of systems geared at listing. The forum was a great success, attracting more than 70 participants, mainly business managers preparing and interested in going public.