World Investor Week: Countries


Lead Organization: Financial Services Agency

Participating Organizations in Japan:

  • The Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)
  • Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

JPX, JSDA and Financial Services Agency will support WIW 2017 through press releases on websites, other media and events.

World Investor Week Coordinator(s): Office of International Affairs, JFSA

View the opening ceremony of IOSCO's inaugural World Investor Week in Tokyo

(Japanese is also available.)

The Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)

One of the JSDA's important activities is "Improving Financial Literacy among Investors". JSDA has been actively involved in disseminating and promoting financial literacy through

  • activities for schools including developing and providing teaching materials, providing information for teachers, PR, and dispatching lecturers
  • activities for general public including providing website contents, producing and publishing materials, sponsoring seminars & events, and dispatching lecturers

For details, please visit their website.

During the WIW (2nd to 8th October), JSDA will organize seminars and other events in Japan. JSDA opens the special website for their initiatives (Available only in Japanese).

On their website, you can also find the WIW "Key Messages" translated into Japanese with the WIW logo. In addition, JSDA also promotes the WIW project itself on their webpage. (Available only in Japanese.)

JSDA also designates 4th October as Securities Investment Day. For details, please visit their Special Website for Securities Investment Day (Available only in Japanese).

Japan Exchange Group (JPX)

JPX is one of the major institutions that actively engage in promoting financial education to improve financial literacy in Japan. JPX offers various seminars and programs for financial and investor education by age group and investment experience, as described on the JPX website.

For WIW, JPX organized a special opening ceremony on the first day of WIW, Oct. 2 (Mon.) 2017 at Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Scenes from the opening ceremony have been published on the websites below.

Financial Services Agency (JFSA)

As in the "Strategic Directions and Priorities 2016 — 2017", JFSA will:

  • work to improve the NISA (Nippon Individual Savings Account) tax benefit scheme to promote long-term, regular and diversified investment
  • promote practical investment education for beginner investors
  • ensure that consumers can make a good comparison and a well-informed choice when purchasing investment trusts and other financial products.

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