Basic Information

Name: Financial Services Agency (FSA) Japan Financial Services Agency

Abbreviation: Japan (FSA)


Structure introduction

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) regulates all financial service providers in Japan, including foreign exchange brokers. The ultimate goal of FSA is to maintain the country’s financial system and ensure its stability. It is also responsible for protecting the interests of securities investors, insurance policy holders and depositors. It achieves its goals in many different ways, including formulating plans and policies, monitoring financial service providers, monitoring securities transactions, and reviewing financial institutions in the private sector. The FSA was originally an administrative agency, but when it became an external representative of the Japanese Cabinet Office in 2001, its responsibilities were expanded. It not only took over the responsibilities of the Financial Restructuring Committee, but also took over the bankrupt financial institutions. Today, the FSA is accountable to the Minister of Finance of Japan and assumes broad responsibilities.

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Supervised company
AvaTrade Aihua, Forex Jiasheng

Regulatory characteristics
The Financial Services Agency is the main regulatory agency for foreign exchange margin business. Unlike China’s implementation of separate management, Japan’s financial supervision implements mixed supervision, that is, the Financial Services Agency exclusively conducts banking, securities, insurance and non-financial institutions. Full supervision.

Introduction to Regulators
Financial Services Agency (Financial Services Agency) referred to as FSA. The establishment of the Financial Services Agency is to ensure the stability of Japan’s financial system, and at the same time protect the interests of depositors, policyholders, securities and other investors and promote financial facilitation. The logo of the Financial Services Agency is a combination of the first letters FSA of the Financial Services Agency. The central part of S represents unimpeded financing, and the light blue represents the smooth flow of funds and the administrative transparency of the institution.

Regulatory responsibilities

  1. Planning the financial system; 2. Inspecting and supervising market-related personnel such as banks, insurance companies, and financial commodity exchanges; 3. Setting market trading rules for financial products; 4. Formulating corporate accounting standards and other debt-related matters; 5. Supervise certified public accountants and accounting firms; 6. Target international agencies that establish financial administrations with international coordination functions and participate in financial agreements between the two countries; 7. Supervise compliance with financial product market rules.
    How to make a complaint Financial Services Agency The Central Common Government Offices No. 7, 3-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8967 Japan E-mail:

How to check
Go to and click on Financial Institution Information and click on “Exemption? Permit? Log in to a list of business owners” (list of licenses, permits, and regulatory information) and click on ” “Financial Commodity Introducer” (Financial Commodity Trading Company) conducts inquiries. The file has two formats, PDF and Excel, but the content is the same. Select and inquire according to the habits of investors. Open the PDF version of the file, you can hold down the keyboard “Ctrl+F” key to search, query the foreign exchange broker information you want.

How to regulate
The supervision of foreign exchange margin business institutions mainly includes regular inspections (semi-annual or year-end closing, etc.), inspections at any time, and traders providing transaction reports at the end of each month. The content of the month-end report provided by foreign exchange dealers mainly includes the following aspects: 1. Own capital ratio 2. Business development 3. Separation and custody of client funds (equivalent to domestic third-party custody) 4. Market risk 5. Superior Trader risk 6, transaction risk 7, liquidity risk