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Japan is the world’s largest retail forex market. Japanese forex brokers are not really interested in operating in foreign markets, yet they transact about 35% of the global retail FX volume.
The governmental institutions charged with the regulatory oversight of online Forex trading is the Japanese Financial Services Authority, as well as the Financial Futures Association of Japan. Their main goal and the idea behind them may be said to be the assurance of online Forex trading with “Japanese characteristics”. The government of Japan has been known to differ in policies compared to Western countries and Forex trading is no exception.
For instance, the JFSA has very strict rules regarding the trading software allowed in the country and many of the most popular platforms in Europe cannot comply with the requirements. The most often encountered trading platforms in Japan are ST24 platform and the RoboX platform.
Furthermore, the limit set by the authorities is 1:25 which is among the lowest around the world. This means that the cost of trading is higher in Japan and brokerages have to operate with a substantial capital.
Forex brokers should also have in mind that both the website and the customer support has to be provided in Japanese. Very little trading platforms in Japan operate in English and the traders prefer (as is expected) their mother tongue.
The most popular payment methods in Japan are the standard Visa and MasterCard, as well as the e-wallet PayEasy.
Forex news from Japan
Japan is about to become the first major market to use blockchain for money transfers after later this month three Japanese banks
Hackers stole 60 million USD in crypto coins form the Japanese based Zaif crypto exchange – the latest in a series of
Japanese forex brokerage group Monex Group announced its preliminary consolidated financial results for the fiscal year 2016 that ended on March 31. They
The net revenue of the Japanese forex brokerage Money Partners Group rose 14.5% on a yearly basis and reached JPY almost 6.1
GMO Click Holdings (TYO:7177), Japan’s largest forex brokerage, reported a yearly operating income of JPY 6.5 billion for the fiscal year that
The retail over-the-counter (OTC) forex trading volumes of Japan’s forex brokers amounted to JPY 594 trillion in February 2016, or up 11.8%
Japanese forex brokerage Monex Group said last week its preliminary trading volume generated from global forex operations amounted to $42.9 billion in
GMO Click Holdings, a Japanese forex brokerage, said last week GMO Click Securities and FX Prime by GMO, two of its subsidiaries,
The Forex.com Japan, a brand of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), announced it will be cutting the maximum leverage on the corporate
Saxo Bank Securities Co., the Japanese branch of the Danish investment services provider Saxo Bank said it is changing the minimum margin
The January 2016 over-the-counter (OTC) trading volume of the brokers operating in Japan, rose by 49.9%, compared to the previous month, shows
The Japanese forex broker GMO Click Holdings posts a 5.9% increase of its consolidated operating revenue for January 2016, according to the
The Japanese broker Rakuten Securities reported a revenue of almost JPY 50.4 billion for 2015, show its full year consolidated financial results
Saxo Bank Securities Co., the Japanese unit of Saxo Bank, a Danish bank specialized in providing online trading services, said on Friday
Japan’s watchdog the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has updated its warning list of unauthorized brokers by adding three binary options brokers: Bizoption
EZInvest Securities Co., part of binary options broker and platform EZTD, has obtained a license from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to