Stock Market Overview

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is one of the largest exchanges in the world by market capitalisation. The major index is the NIKKEI 225. This index tracks the top 225 Japanese stocks and is watched closely by traders around the world. With services and manufacturing being the two largest economic sectors in Japan, the market is dominated by stocks in these sectors.

Some of the largest and most well-known listed stocks include Toyota Motor (7203), Mitsubishi Financial (8306), Nippon Telegraph and Tel (9432), Honda Motor (7267), Hitachi (6501), Nissan Motor (7201), Sony (6758) and Panasonic (6752).

Brokerage Fees

Online Trading Offline Trading
Asia Pacific % Minimum % Minimum
Japan (TSE) 0.10% JPY ¥2,500.00 0.75% JPY ¥5,500.00

Note: Commission is inclusive of GST and exchange fees are exclusive of GST, and may be subject to change without prior notice. Share Trading Fees outlined are for execution only, fees for advisory services may differ and should be discussed with your Private Client Adviser. Custodian charges may apply.

All accounts are prepaid in order to enjoy low online brokerage fees.

Compare brokerage fees across all markets here.

Trading Hours

Australia Time AEST 10:00am – 12:30pm
01:30pm – 04:00pm
Japan Time 09:00am – 11:30am
12:30pm – 03:00pm


Settlement Cycle T+2 Market Days
Settlement Currency AUD
Order Amalgamation Yes