At the Forefront of Knowledge.

At FISCO IR, we constantly pursue a path of creativity and change in order to provide the optimal intelligence needed for people to make effective decisions in their investment and other economic activities in an even more tumultuous society. Currently, there are very few professional journals that cover IR and related themes in Japan. Notably, there are no professional journals in both Japanese and English that present new paradigms that are likely to emerge in the financial and capital markets of the future. With this in mind, FISCO IR has decided to publish the inaugural issue of the all-new FISCO FINANCIAL REVIEW (FFR), in order to contribute to the domestic financial services industry and capital markets. FFR will carry information based on the editorial principles of contributing to practical learning, presenting new concepts as early as possible, and supplying timeless, valuable content. Guided by this editorial policy, we will carefully select themes that provide insights into the times ahead, and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge worldwide together with experts in various fields.

Issue 01(Magazine)

from Monday, December 12, 2016.

Feature 1: Whereabouts of Corporate Disclosure

Corporate governance reforms have been championed as an integral part of Japan’s structural reforms, which constitute the “third arrow” of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” strategy. The establishment of the Three Major Governance Projects dramatically advanced these corporate governance reforms.
However, the reform process does not end with the establishment of these projects. Reforms are achieved only when they are enforced properly. One year after the announcement of the Three Major Governance Projects, the current status and the endpoints of these projects are explored.
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Feature 1: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency

The amended Payment Services Act, which contains regulations on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, entered force on May 25, 2016. As a result, IT companies and other players have been successively entering the financial services industry, which previously had high barriers to entry. Today, the financial services sector is standing on the threshold of momentous changes that could be described as destructive to the status quo.
What is cryptocurrency? How does blockchain, the core technology of cryptocurrency, work? What will the new world of financial services look like after the regulatory and technical dilemmas have been surmounted? This section provides analyses by prominent academic researchers and businesspeople well versed in the latest developments.
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Blueprint for the Future of Open Innovation
Kotaro Zamma / Head, Open Innovation Business Emergent Office, Public & Financial Business Promotion Division, NTT DATA Corporation