Tokyo Stock Exchange 東京証券取引所
The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is operated by the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) which came into being in 2013 when the Tokyo Stock Exchange merged with Osaka Securities Exchange.
The exchange lists over 2,000 Japanese companies and over 30 foreign companies.
Stocks listed are divided into 4 sections:
First Section for large companies
Second Section for medium-sized companies
Mothers section for high-growth and emerging startups begun in 1999.
The main Japanese indices tracking the TSE are the TOPIX (TOkyo stock Price IndeX), which tracks the companies of the TSE's First Section and the Nikkei 225 chosen by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan's biggest business daily newspaper).
Around 120 Japanese and foreign securities companies operate on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Big foreign foreign securities firms include Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley.
History of the TSE
The first Tokyo Stock Exchange started in 1878 as part of the westernization of Japanese finance and industry during the Meiji Period. During the war the Tokyo exchange was combined with exchanges in other cities. In 1949 the new Tokyo Stock Exchange opened at its present Nihonbashi location.
Since 2012, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has featured the Tokyo Pro Market, geared for professional investors and characterized by a designated adviser, or "J-Adviser," system.
Japan has 5 stock exchanges in Tokyo, Osaka (OSE), Nagoya (NSE), Sapporo and Fukuoka (NSE).
Tokyo Stock Exchange
2-1 Nihombashi Kabutocho
Tel: 03 3665 1881
Operating hours are 9am-11 am; 12.30pm to 3pm. Visitors are allowed (West Entrance)
The TSE is a short walk from these stations:
Kayabacho Station on the Tozai subway line, exit 11
Kayabacho Station on the Hibiya Line, exit 7
Nihombashi Station on the Toei Asakusa line, exit D2
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