Japan is the world's third-largest economy. Its stock market is also the biggest in Asia. Globally, Japan is the fourth largest stock market after the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
Known primarily for its electronics and automobile industries, Japan is reputed as a highly advanced and innovative country and home to global makers of computers, digital cameras and other electronic gadgets.
Japan also attracts increased global attention for its "soft power", i.e. a positive view of Japan in the areas of fashion, consumer products, contents, food and more. Japan has been able to leverage its soft-power assets by increasing economic, educational, and cultural interactions with other countries.
For those looking to diversify their portfolio, Japan provides the opportunity to tap into car makers, computer companies as well as financial services providers. Japan has a well-established and mature financial market that makes it attractive to international investors.
As one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, Japan attracts massive investment inflow from around the globe. This means deep liquidity and high volume of trades for active traders as well as long-term investors. Aside from its stock market, Japan also has an active population trading the currency (forex) market.
If you are looking to invest in the Japanese stock market, here are some of the companies you can consider:
To invest in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
|Market||Japan Time||Australia Time (AEST Summer)||Australia Time (AEST Winter)|
|Pre-Open||8:30 am – 9:00 am||10:30 am – 11:00 am||9:30 am – 10:00 am|
|Normal Trading||9:00 am – 3:00 pm||11:00 am – 5:00 pm||10:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Lunch break||11:30 am – 12:30 pm||1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||12:30 pm – 1:30 pm|