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December 12, 2016

FISCO FINANCIAL REVIEW Inaugural Edition Published

FISCO IR Ltd. today announced that it has published the inaugural issue of the FISCO FINANCIAL REVIEW.

We at FISCO IR aim to 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 a society transforming faster than ever.

Currently, there are few magazines in Japan that specialize in IR or related issues, and there is no specialist magazine that explores new paradigms that may arise in future finance and capital markets in a bilingual Japanese and English format.

Taking into account this situation, we have released the first issue of the FISCO FINANCIAL REVIEW that includes practical learning, advance information on new concepts and content with value regardless of the times to contribute to Japan’s financial circles and capital market. Under this editorial policy we shall transmit messages within and outside of Japan after selecting themes enabling projection of future trends and acquiring cutting-edge wisdom from experts active in a variety of fields.

Out of a desire to focus on IR and related themes in Japan, we have chosen "The Future Course of Corporate Disclosure and Dialogue" as the theme of the first feature of the inaugural issue. We reconfirm the significance of building relationships where investors and companies are able to trust one another and engage in constructive dialogue, taking a fresh look at traditional corporate IR from many different angles. We examined the nature of the corporate disclosure practices needed by Japanese companies to convey their presence and corporate value over the medium and long terms. We also looked closely at what kind of dialogue would help Japanese companies to build even better relationships with stakeholders centered on investors.

In the second feature, "Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency," we focused on new business opportunities that could emerge in the financial and capital markets. Furthermore, we explored the forefront of knowledge to gain insights that will be needed in the times ahead. To do so, we examined the thinking and business activities of entrepreneurs and top executives who are shaping new values and rules by embracing innovations such as blockchain and cryptocurrency at a very early stage.

Writers in the Inaugural Issue

Tetsuo Kitagawa Professor of Finance and Corporate Governance, Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama Gakuin University
Goya Nakao Executive Officer, Senior Investment Manager, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Ryusuke Ohori Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the RDP Investment Division, J. P. Morgan Asset Management (Japan) Ltd.
IIRC Hiroko Ozawa, Japan Administrative Office / Juliet Markham, Policy and Communications Manager
Ken Shibusawa Chairman, Commons Asset Management Inc.
Hideto Fujino President, Representative Director and Chief Investment Officer, Rheos Capital Works Inc.
CDP Michiyo Morisawa, Japan Director, CDP / Miyako Enokibori, Project Manager, CDP
Yukio Noguchi Advisor to the Center for Finance Research, Waseda University / Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University
Mitsuru Iwamura Professor, Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda Business School
Masakazu Masujima Partner, Lawyer, Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto
Kenichi Ishimura President and Representative Director, Estore Corporation
Noriyuki Yanagawa Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Kotaro Zamma Head, Open Innovation Business Emergent Office, Public & Financial Business Promotion Division, NTT DATA Corporation
Kaoru Takeuchi Science writer

How will the new paradigms presented in this issue reshape the world and the times we live in? We remain committed to providing the intelligence needed for participants in the Japanese financial and capital markets to make well-informed decisions in their investment and other economic activities.

The inaugural issue of FISCO FINANCIAL REVIEW will go on sale at bookstores nationwide from Monday, December 12, 2016.

Overview of FISCO IR Ltd. 
Company name : Fisco IR Ltd.
Address : 5-4-30 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 
Establishment : August 9, 1968 
Capital : ¥89,502,215 (As of May 11, 2015) 
Representative : President and CEO Motoki Sato 
Business activities : Provision of IR support services


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