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September 12th, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo Metropolitan Government compiled the English Guidebook ‘Guidance to the Asset Management Industry in Japan’

In order to realize Asia’s number one global financial city Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is working with the national government, private sector, etc. to revitalize Tokyo’s financial sector.
As a part of this effort, with the cooperation of the Financial Services Agency (FSA), the TMG compiled the English Guidebook titled ‘Guidance to the Asset Management Industry in Japan’.
The guidebook gives easy-to-understand explanations of Japanese financial laws and regulations, how to apply for registration as a financial instruments business operator.

1 Aim of the Guidebook

The TMG compiled the guidebook in order to support the foreign asset managers to successfully enter Japan’s market.

2 Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Japanese Asset Management Industry
  2. Methods of Japan Market Entry, and Business Registration
  3. Main Requirements, Organized by Business Type
  4. Process Up to Commencement of Operations

3 Distribution

The TMG will distribute this guidebook to the parties involved in the TMG’s program to attract foreign financial companies, including foreign embassies in Japan, foreign financial companies listed as targets in the TMG’s program to attract foreign financial companies, clients of the Financial One Stop Support Service, the Business Development Center TOKYO, participants in the events on financial instruments business, etc.

For details, kindly refer to the following website;


External Relations Section, Coordination Division


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