“Our priority is to diversify our investor base. About 70 percent of our investors are from outside of Japan and 30 percent are domestic …  For the domestic investors we didn’t see active participation from Japanese institutional investors so far.”  

The Osaka Exchange – JPX Group may be looking for more institutional activity, but its night sessions see a lot of action already. Osaka Exchange President & CEO Hiromi Yamaji said that after extending the night session to 5:30 a.m. Tokyo time, the overall share of trading activity that occurs at night rose to more than 42 percent in May. When it comes to the Nikkei 225 mini, nearly 50 percent of trades are executed during the night session.

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