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.


Aug. 1-27: Summer Economics Lectures for Parents and Children

Summer Economics Lectures for Parents and Children were held in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. This year's 15th installment of these annual lectures attracted a total of over 1,000 parents and children. Participants in Tokyo enjoyed a hands-on experience with stock trading via board and card games. Some were also lucky enough to win a drawing with 1 in 5 odds to join private tours of TSE and the BOJ. Toushi-kun (a mascot whose name is a blend of the Japanese words for investing and cow) welcomed elementary school students in Osaka. Participants enjoyed board games and guided tours of OSE.

Aug. 1: Launch of Data Sandbox Program to Support Start-up Companies

TSE launched a data sandbox program to support the creation of new services by start-up companies for the securities sector and is currently seeking partners to help support start-up companies. The first partners in the program are Quick Corp. as a data partner and FINOLAB, Inc. as an innovation partner. QUICK Corp. will provide start-up companies with the data it owns. FINOLAB, Inc. will provide suggestions and advice regarding the use of the program to start-up companies. TSE will proceed in supporting start-up companies in creating new services.

Aug. 8: New JPX Working Paper on PoC for Moving toward Adopting RPA at JPX

JPX published JPX Working Paper Vol.32 "PoC and Advancement of Project on Full Adoption of RPA: The Case of JPX". Placing robotic process automation (RPA) in the role of a simple machine tool for assisting in tasks carried out by humans, JPX introduced RPA products on a trial basis and conducted proof of concept (PoC) testing to measure the effectiveness of these products over a one-year period. Thereafter, since April 2018, JPX has been advancing this project geared toward the full adoption of RPA with the aim of enhancing both the quality and functionality of business processes throughout the Group. Vol. 32 covers the whole two-year trajectory of JPX's attempt to adopt RPA at the Group, presenting not only success cases but also all of the trial and error that was involved, as well as the challenges that JPX has yet to overcome. JPX hopes that this paper can serve as a point of reference for those who are considering introducing RPA or who are currently facing challenges after implementation.