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7/13 “Cold Calling” – Investors Alert: List of non-registered or non-authorized entities with the FSAF. FSA reports Japan is claimed location of callers.

copied from the JFSA website

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“Cold Calling” – Investors Alert

  1. Today, so-called “Cold Calling,” a fraudulent practice aimed at soliciting investors, is conducted all over the world. “Cold-calling” is a practice where by an entity disguises itself as a brokerage firm or an asset management firm and approaches potential investors via non face-to-face channels, such as by phone, fax, and emails, in order to solicit investment in securities or financial products. Typically, a “cold caller” makes unsolicited calls to potential investors, cajoles them into deciding to purchase certain securities, and then, becomes unavailable for contact after the investor sends the money for that purchase. As a result, the investors cannot obtain the securities although they made the payment, and they also cannot get back the money they paid. Investors need to be more careful and vigilant, as cold callers have been using more varied and more sophisticated tactics. (For example, some cold callers execute transactions properly and make profits for investors at first. Then, they solicit bigger transaction and make the investors transfer the money for it. After that, the cold callers disappear.)
  2. In most countries, a person is required to be registered with or licensed by the national regulatory body before conducting solicitation of securities transactions. However, cold-callers do not have such registration or licenses. One of the characteristics of cold callers is that it is extremely difficult to discover their whereabouts. Many cold callers indicate their office locations on their websites (or documents sent to investors), but they rarely operate at that location. Apparently, cold callers intentionally hide their whereabouts, so that they can avoid being visited by the investors they approach. Notably, it is very typical that cold callers claim that they are located in a country that is different from the location of the prospective victim. For example, there are many cases in which cold callers that have approached American or European investors claims that to have an office located in Japan (at a building in Tokyo, for instance.)
  3. The FSA has received extensive information from overseas investors and foreign regulators with regard to cold callers who claim to be located in Japan. The FSA has made a list of entities which are not registered with or authorized by the FSA under the Financial Instrument and Exchange Act of Japan. Investors should be very careful and vigilant about conducting business with these entities, potentially opting against conducting any transactions via these entities.

  4. Recognizing the need for cooperation among securities regulators in order to combat cold calling, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) – the international body consisted of securities regulators around the world – publicized a statement for investors alert on cold calling in February 2002 (see attachment). In the context of such international cooperation, the FSA brings attention and warning to investors by putting the list of suspected cold-callers below. Likewise, foreign regulators publicize the same kind of list and issue warnings to investors on their own websites. When you are solicited by an entity to invest in certain securities, it is very important for you to check the list below as well as other regulators’ websites in advance of making decisions.
  5. It has been noted that the entities listed below do not cover all exiting cold callers in the world. Other cold callers may exist. Therefore, it is recommended that investors check not only the list below, but also the “List of licensed (registered) Financial Institutions” and confirm whether the entity is registered with the FSA. If not registered, sufficient caution is necessary, such as not having a business with such entities.

List of non-registered or non-authorized entities with the FSA

Below is the list of non-registered or non-authorized entities with the FSA, based on information received from investors. Investors should be aware that the solicitations of investment by these listed entities have a possibility of cold calling. Please be reminded that other suspected cold callers may exist and additional entities may be listed. Please also be advised that there have been cases where different companies were located in addresses indicated in the list below. The fact that the address is put in the list below does not mean that such companies have any connection to the listed entities.

******* Latest Update (Posted on July 2013) *******

(1) Capitol Trade
Holland Hills Mori Tower Floor 9 5-11-1 Toranomon Tokyo
Phone: 81 3 4520 6362
FAX: 81 3 4496 4366
http://www.capitoltrade.comopen new window
(2) MTR Global
12/F Tokyo Banker’s Club Build, 1-7-2 Maruouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005. Japan
Phone: 81 3 6388 0372
FAX: 81 3 6388 0373
http://www.mtrglobal.comopen new window
(3) New Gold Capital
Hibiya Central Building 1-2-9 Nishi-Shinbashi Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
Phone: 81 3 6745 8443
FAX: 81 3 6745 9396
http://www.newgoldcapital.comopen new window
(4)Solomon Layb
Roppongi Tower 7-10-2 Chiyoda Business Park 2-5-4 Kojimachi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0083 Japan
http://www.solomon-layb.comopen new window
(5)Stockbridge Partners
Yasuda Seimei Building Floor 18 3-3-20 Umeda, Osaka, Japan
Phone: 81 6 4560 4039
FAX: 81 6 7635 4783 new window
(6)WB Global
Azabu East Court, 2-22-5 Higashi Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0044 Japan
Telephone:+81 3 4588 8725
www.wbglobal.netopen new window

(fictitious regulators and securities/financial exchanges)

(7)Yokohama Mercantile Exchange (YKMEX)
Naka-ku Tower Nogecho 3-13-7 Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture,231-0064 Japan
http://www.ykmex.orgopen new window


Abramson International
1-20-7, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027
TEL: +81-3-4520-9345 / FAX: +81-3-6385-7621
http://www.Abramsoninternational.comopen new window
Alderman Associates Ltd
Arca Central Building 14F, 1-2-1 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0031 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9536 / FAX: +81-3-6385-7599
http://www.aldermanassociatesltd.comopen new window
Anderson Munro
Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower 39th Floor, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 163-1030 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5456-5074 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4380
http://andersonmunro.comopen new window
Aozora Alliance
World Udagawa Building, 3F, 36-6 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042,JAPAN
+81-3-4496-6021 / FAX+81-3-4496-6031
http://www.aozoraalliance.comopen new window
Apex Trading Group
18th Floor, Tokyo Sankei Building, 1-7-2 Ohtemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4940 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4941
http://www.apex-tg.comopen new window
Asia Pacific Group
28F Shinagawa Intercity A, 2-15-1, Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-6208 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0446 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5042
http://asiapacificgroup.comopen new window
Asset Brokerage Network
Level 14 Shibarikyu Shiodome, 5-3 Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-0937, +81-3-4550-6882, +81-3-4590-3121 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4045
http://www.abn-group.comopen new window
Atlantic Administration
Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoko-Cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-8512 Japan.
Axis Corporate Finance
Level5 Shinsaibashi Plaza Building Shinkan 3-12-21 Minami-Senba, Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0081
TEL: +81-3-4520-8929 / FAX: +81-6-6537-1926
http://www.axiscf.comopen new window
Barlow & Ramsey
Sanno Park Tower Bldg. 2-11-1 Nagata-Cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6113 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-5211 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5212
Beacon Global Advisors
15th Floor, Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-8512 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5456-5037 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4047
http://www.beacon-global.comopen new window
Blue Sky Solutions Inc.
7-24 Nihonbashi Kabutocho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103-0026 Japan
http://www.blueskysolutionsinc.comopen new window
Bowden Ventures
2-1 Nihombashi Kabuto-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8220 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1727 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4011
Brentwood Group Ltd.
Level 15, Tokyo Ginko Kyokai Building, 1-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1760, +81-3-6688-4521 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6228
http://www.brentwoodgpinter.comopen new window
Bridgestone Trading Ltd
Level 28, Shinagawa Intercity Tower A, 2-15-1 Konan,Sumida-ku, Tokyo 108-6028
TEL: +81-3-6717-4200 / FAX: +81-3-6717-4201 new window
* Bridgestone Corporation has no association whatsoever with the organization.
Brookdale West Capital Management
15th Floor Gate City Ohsaki-West Tower, 11-1, Osaki 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0032
TEL: +81-345-209-677
http://brookdalewest.comopen new window
Brunswick Knight
TEL: 03-4800-400771
http://www.brunswick-knight.comopen new window
Cahill & Audleman
502 Hillside Kagurazaka, 3-6-10 Kagurazaka, Shinjyuku-Ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4790 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4791
Calderton Capital Partners
Nihonbashi 1-chome Building, 1-4-1 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4588-4048 new window
Cambridge Capital
Yebisu Garden Place Tower 18 Fl. 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6018 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5148-8730 / FAX: +81-3-3779-5022 new window
Campbell & Co. Ltd.
Suite 401, Hanahara Bldg.5, 7-8-17 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka 532-0011 Japan
TEL: +81-06-6101-0356 / FAX: +81-06-6101-0357
http://www.campbellasia.comopen new window
Capital Plus Group
14F Kamiya-cho MT Bldg. 4-3-20 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-2121 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4904
Carlton First Capital
Suite 2A Mizuho Building Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo 141-0021 Japan new window
Carnegie Advisors Ltd.
807-31, Lions Plaza Ebisu, 3-25-3 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011 Japan
TEL: +81-3-3668-1362 / FAX: +81-3-3668-1363
Carter Sinclair Ltd
31F Osaka Kokusai, 2-3-13 Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0052 Japan
TEL: +81-6-4964-2616 / FAX: +81-6-4964-2628 new window
Charles Fleming Co.
Sanno Park Tower Bldg., 2-11-1 Nagata-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-6172 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5456-5026 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4464
Citadel Group International
Level 8 Pacific Century Place 1-1-11 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-6208 Japan
Citigroup Global Funds Incorporated
2-17-5 Shibuya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
TEL / FAX: +81-3-4496-4342
http://www.cgfi.bizopen new window
* The Citigroup companies in Japan have no association whatsoever with the organization.
Colony Capital and Associates
20th Floor Marunouchi Building, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6332 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9323 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4202 new window
Commercial First Group
Level3 Tokyo Bankers Club Building, 1-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-6918 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6293
http://comfirstgroup.comopen new window
Conquest Mergers
Cerulean Tower, 36-1, Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0330.
Cook Capital Partners
4-9-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0325 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5013
http://www.cookcp.comopen new window
Cooper & Daniels Company
24F Osaka Ekimae dai 3 bldg, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 1-1-3-500 Japan
TEL: +81-6-4560-4011
http://www.cooperdaniels.comopen new window
Cornerstone Worldwide
Hibiya Central Building, 1-2-9 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9241 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4170
http://www.cornerstoneworldwide.comopen new window
Crosby Capital Partners
3rd Floor, 4-3-14 Toranomon, Minoto-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
http://crosbycp.comopen new window
Crown Point Mergers and Acquisitions Limited
Shinjuku Park Tower 30th Floor, 3-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-1030 Japan,
http://www.crownmergers.comopen new window
Dai-ichi Securities
15th floor, KDDI Otemachi building, 1-8-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4201 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4202
http://www.dai-ichi-securities.comopen new window
Daine Financial Trust Management
Level 29, Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0532 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-6877
http://www.dainefinancialtm.comopen new window
Dawson & Fielding Inc.
8th Floor, AIG Building, 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL: 81-3-4578-9266 / FAX+81-3-4496-6155
http://www.dawsonfielding.comopen new window
DES Options
AIG Umeda Bldg, 1-27 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Ohsaka-shi, Osaka 530-0013 Japan
TEL: +81-6-4560-4004 / FAX: +81-3-6537-1712
http://www.desoptions.comopen new window
De Verre Lloyd & Co.,Ltd.
TEL: +81-3-5456-5369
Direct Mergers & Acquisitions Inc.
17th Flr., Resona Maruha Bildg., 1-2 Otemachi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan 100-0004
Tel: +81-3-4579-0599 / FAX: +81-3-6369-3657
http://www.directmergersacq.comopen new window
Dragon Securities
502 Hotta-kata, 3-6-10 Hirusaido, Kagurazaka, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4800 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4801
Drake Merger Management
8th flr., Kanematsu Bidg., 14-1, Kyobashi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0031
TEL: +81-3-4578-0424 / FAX: +81-3-6745-1142 new window
Dreyfus Securities Ltd.
TEL: +81-3-5404-3826
Drexel Asset Management
TEL: +81-3-5325-3043, +81-3-5219-1509
Dulton Group
2-14-10 Kanda Jinbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Dunbar Mckenzie Financial Group
Suite 2A Mizuho Building Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo 141-0021
TEL: +81-3-4233-6000 / FAX:+81-3-4233-7000 new window
Dunleavy Investment Limited
Level 14 Kamiyacho MT Bldg. 4-3-20, Toramonon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4360-5534 / FAX: +81-3-4360-5535
Suite B1 AIG Building 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5288-5940 / FAX: +81-5288-5941
e.go trade incorporated
Tokyo Otemachi 1st Square 4/F East Tower, 1-5-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-004 Japan
Equi Asia Group Ltd
Level 28, Shinagawa Intercity Building, Tower A, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-6028 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6717-4321 / FAX: +81-3-6717-4341
First Equis Ltd.
Shibuya Mark City West 22F 1-12-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0043 Japan
http://www.firstequis.comopen new window
First Prime Group
6-1-6-503 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1998
http://www.firstprimegroup.comopen new window
First Prime International Ltd from Tokyo
6-1-6-503 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0476
http://www.firstprimegroup.netopen new window
Fox Paine Partners Inc.
Arca Central Building 14F 1-2-1 Kinshi Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0013
TEL: +81-3-4578-9002 / FAX: +81-3-6385-7639
http://www.foxpainepartnersinc.comopen new window
Fujiwata Capital Group
1-8-14 Nishimiyahara, Yodogawa-Ku, Osaka 532-0004 Japan
http://www.fujicapgrp.comopen new window
Fukumoto, Toshihiro and Partners Futures Trading
Kawase Bldg 3-17-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-6363 / FAX: +81-3-6385-7561
http://www.ftpfutures.comopen new window
Global International Trading
Level 27, Shiroyama Trust Tower 4-3-1 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-6027 Japan
TEL: +81-50-5809-3362 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6328 new window
Global Strategic Management
Daitobo Building, Level 6, 20-1 Nihonbashi Hakozakicho, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-6364 Fax: +81-3-6745-8961 new window
Gotthard Capital Partners
Kasumigaseki Building 28th Floor 2-5, Kasumigaseki 3-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6028
TEL:03-4550-0327 / FAX:03-4496-4849 new window
Graham Walker
8th floor, Shinjuku Mitsui Building, 2-1 Nishishinjuku, 6-24-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL: +81-3-4578-9712 / FAX: +81-3-4578-9714 new window
Greenfield & Mato
Koraku Mori Bldg. 9F, 1-4-14 Koraku, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-0004 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-6882
http://www.greenfieldmato.comopen new window
Greenfield Consulting
2-4-203 Ogikubo, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +813-5288-5444 / FAX: +813-4496-4922
Guardian Asset Management
Atago Green Hills Mori Tower 40F, 2-5-1 Atago, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-6240 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1725 new window
Hannan Corporation
Harbor Trading
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Level14 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
TEL: +81-3-4578-0191 / FAX: +81-3-6730-9477 new window
Hawkins & Doyle
18F JT Bldg. 2-2-1 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-2168 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5000
Heritage Mergers and Acquisition
Kamiya-cho MT Bldg. 4-3-20 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5404-3560 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4930
Huber Acquisition Group* previously known as Castle Rock Finance and Hitomi Acquisitions
22nd Flr., Atago Green Hills MORI Tower5-1, Atago 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 105-6228
TEL: +81-3-4578-0425 / FAX: +81-3-6745-9383 new window
Ideal Merger Group
Tamurakoma Bldg, 5-9 Azuchi-machi 3 Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 541-0052 new window
Jacob & Burns
Koraku Mori Bldg 9F, 1-4-14, Koraku, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-004 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4857 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4320
Jam Capital Corporation
Shin Marunouchi Bldg, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6590 Japan
http://www.jam-capital.comopen new window
Kaikatsu Group Limited
Tokyo Ginko Kyokai Building 1-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-5255 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5256, +81-3-4496-5257
Kearns Investments Inc.
TEL: +81-3-5288-5414
Keldione International
Shinjuku Park Tower N30, 3-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-030 Japan
FAX: +813-4496-6277
http://keldioneint.comopen new window
Kendall Morgan Partners Tokyo
Akihabara Dai building 76 Sotokanda 1 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 1001-0021
Tel +81-3-6740-6076 Fax +81-3-6740-8379
www.kendallmorganpartners.comopen new window
Kensington International Group Ltd.
TEL: +81-3-5326-3125
Keystone Consulting Inc.
2-4-1 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-6016 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5403-4652 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6060
http://www.keystoneconsultinc.comopen new window
Kimura Financial
63-2 Horinouchi Oura, Tohoku-machi, Kamikita-gun, Aomori 039-2402 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4064 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4074
http://www.kimurafinancial.comopen new window
Kirayaka International
Head Office 17th Fl., Hibiya Kokusai Building, 2-3 Uchisaiwai-cho 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011. Japan
TEL: +81 3 6740 9975, / FAX: +81 3 6740 9976 new window
Kiyo Financial
13-3, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103-0027 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1748 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4243
http://kiyofinancial.comopen new window
Lee Hamilton & Associates
4th Floor, Palaceside Bldg. 1-1 Hitotsubashi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0003 Japan
http://leehamiltonassoc.comopen new window
Liberty Securities
39th Floor, Shinjuku Nomura Building, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-50-5809-8850 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6098 new window
Linden Ventures
Shinjuku Park Tower 30th Floor, 3-7-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1030 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-2174, +81-3-4580-0927 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4259
Link Merger & Acquisitions
21 Ichiban-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-0082 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-2144 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4333
Maganura Mergers & Acquisitions
25-32-408 Sakuragaoka-Cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031
http://www.maganura-ma.orgopen new window
Manhattan Fujiwara International
Arca Central Building 14F, 1-2-1 Kinshi Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0013
TEL: +81-3-4496-6277
http://www.manhattanfuji.jpopen new window
Mann International
Level 7, Wakamatsu Building, 3-3-6 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0334 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4096
http://www.manninternational.comopen new window
Masahiro International
25-32-408 Sakuragaoka-Cho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1656
http://www.masahirointernational.comopen new window
Masaru and Associate
1-11-4 Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-8420 Japan
http://masaruassociates.comopen new window
Masters Financial Corporation
3F-314 Sokendoshumachi building, 2-1-10, Doshumachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL: +81-6-4560-4004
http://www.mastersfinancialcorp.comopen new window
Merit Corporate Finance
24F Hankyu Grand Building, 8-47 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0017 Japan
TEL: +81-6-4560-4006
http://www.meritcorpfinance.comopen new window
Milton Hayward Ltd
Yurakucho Ekimae Building Level 12, Yurakucho 2-7-1, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 541-0052 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5456-5049 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4021
http://www.miltonhayward.comopen new window
Mitsui Asset Management
Level 12, Edobori Center Building, 2-1-1 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0002 Japan
TEL: 81-6-4560-4010 / FAX: 81-6-6573-1689
http://www.mitsuiassetmgmt.comopen new window
* Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company, Limited and Chuo Mitsui Asset Management Company, Limited have no association whatsoever with the organization
Mitsui Financial
TEL: +81-50-5534-5315
http://www.mitsuifinancial.comopen new window
Mitsui, Lane & Associates
Level 15, 2-2-1 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4464
http://www.mitsuilaneandassociates.comopen new window
Momentum Consultants Limited
807-31, Lions Plaza Ebisu, 3-25-3 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011 Japan
TEL: +81-3-3668-1362 / FAX: +81-3-3668-1363
Morgan Financial Advisors
Nishishinjuku-1, Suite 104 Shinjuku, Skyscraper District, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-6896 / FAX: +1-646-3679519, +1-866-3641457
http://www.morgan-advisors.comopen new window
Morley Thompson
24th Floor, Marunouchi Building, 2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-6324 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-0920 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5015
http://www.morleythompson.comopen new window
New Asia Business Consultants
32Floor St. Lukes Tower, 8-1 Akashi-cho, Chou-ku, Tokyo 104-8518 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-6303 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6049 new window
New England Worldwide Services
Level 15, Hilton Plaza West Office Tower, 20202 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-6-4560-4008
http://www.newenglandwwservices.comopen new window
New Market Corporation
Yurakucho 2-7-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-2171 / FAX: +81-3-4580-2197
http://www.newmarketcorp.comopen new window
NEXT Futures Co. Ltd.
2-4-7 Sugamo Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0002 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-6918 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4085 new window
Nikkei Financial
36th Floor, Dentsu Honsha Building, 1-10-2 Higashi-Shinbashi, Shiodome SIO-SITE, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9438 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4029
http://www.nikkei-financial.comopen new window
Nishimura Mergers and Acquisition
2F Tokyo World Trade Center Bldg. 1-7-8 Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5456-5059
Norbert Associates
9F AIG Bldg. 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
TEL: +813-4496-4850 / FAX: +813-4496-4851
Okamura Asset Management
Shinjuku Park Tower 30th Floor, 3-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-1030 Japan
TEL: +813-4580-2168 / FAX: +813-4496-6417
http://www.okamuraam.comopen new window
Okuma Group
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main 16th Floor, 1-4-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0045 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4733 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4734
http://www.okumagroup.comopen new window
Oppenheimer Lloyd
1-11-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-6208 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4578-9054 / FAX: +81-3-4578-9245
http://www.oppenheimerlloyd.comopen new window
Oracle Equity Management
2-2-8 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan
TEL: +81-6-4560-4033 / FAX: +81-6-6537-1696 or +81-6-6537-1633
http://www.oracleem.comopen new window
Palmer Brown Management Inc
5Floor, ThinkPark Tower, 2-1-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-6005 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6688-7109 / FAX: +81-3-6688-7089
http://www.palmer-brown.comopen new window
Paragon Options Management
Level 9, Ariake Frontier Bldg. Tower B 3-1-25 Ariake, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-0063 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4570-7616 / FAX: +81-3-4570-7616
http://paragonoptionsmanagement.comopen new window
Park East Capital
Level 14, 1-2-9 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4250 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4251
http://www.parkeastcapital.comopen new window
Pendleton and Associates
Hanako Building, 34 F 11th Floor, 6-14-17, Showa Dori, Ginza District, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-3-3242-6165 / FAX. +81-3-6385-7698
http://www.pendletonandassociates.comopen new window
Penn Capital management Ltd
1-4-27 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-8560 Japan
TEL: +81-6-4560-4030 / FAX: +81-6-6537-1768
http://www.penncm.comopen new window
Pollack and Quinn
Shinjuku Mitsui Building, 21st Floor, 2-1-1 Nishishinjukuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0421 Japan
http://www.pollackquinn.comopen new window
Power Point Capital
1-5-1 Marounichi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-6520 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9329 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4989
http://www.powerpointcapital.comopen new window
Premium Alliance Group
28F Shinagawa Intercity A, 2-15-1, Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-6208 Japan
TEL: +813-5325-3223 / FAX: +813-5325-3131
Levels 9-11, AIG Building, 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005
TEL: +81-3-5288-5296 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4835
Rothman Global
Shibuya Mark City 1-12-1, Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0043, Japan
http://rothmanglobal.comopen new window
Sachiko International
5-3-13 Minami Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Japan
http://www.sachint.netopen new window
Saitou Consulting Financial Solutions
2-2-2 Uchi-saiwai-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 150-6237 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9303 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4221
http://saitoucon.comopen new window
Sakuma Group
105 Kowa Shiba Park Bldg, 3F 1-1-11 Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
http://www.sakumagroup.comopen new window
Sakura Financial Group
Trusty Kojimachi Bldg, 3-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-4348 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4349
http://www.sakurafinancialgroup.comopen new window
Scott Fitzgerald Group
Dogenzaka Kabuto Bldg., Dogenzaka Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0043
TEL: +81-3-4580-1689
http://www.scottfitzgeraldgroup.comopen new window
Securities Intermediary Brokers (SIB)
Level 27, Tokyo Sankei Building, 1-7-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-6946
http://securitiesintermediarybrokers.jpopen new window
Select Capital Management
9F AIG Bldg. 2-18-6 Nihonbashi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 103-0027 Japan
Shinsei Associates
7th F, Kyodo Tsushin Kaikan, 2-5, Toranomon 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
Tel: +81 3 4496 6021 / FAX: +81 3 4496 6031
https://www.shinseiassociates.comopen new window
Shintomi Trading
12-21-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-0004, Tokyo, Japan new window
Smart Trade Group
Level 28 Shinagawa Intercity A, 2-15-1, Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-6208 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0340 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4 271
http://www.smarttradegroup.comopen new window
Smith and White Transfer Agents LTD.
1-2-9 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0003. Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-6369
http://www.sw-transferservices.comopen new window
Source One International
Level 11, Aoyama Palacio Tower 3-6-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-6306 / FAX: +81-3449-64129 new window
Sovereign Global Trading
Level 21, Shiodome Shibarikyu Building, 1-2-3, Kaigan, Shiodome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022 Japan
TEL: +813-5403-6368
http://www.sovtrading.comopen new window
Sukumo Group
TEL: +81-3-5219-1528
Sun Worldwide
TEL: +81-3-4550-0325 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6375
http://www.sunworldwide.comopen new window
Taiyo Financial
Toyo-cho, Shinei Bldg.12F 4-chome 3-1 Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0016
TEL: +81-3-4550-0458 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4494
http://www.taiyofinancial.comopen new window
Takahashi Nakamura Associate
1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6208 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4550-0322
http://www.takahashinakamura.comopen new window
Takeda Financial Co.Ltd
Kawase Bldg 3-17-5 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
TEL: +81-3-4520-9327 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4332 new window
Takeshi Financial
6-2-4 Akasaka, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 107-6245 Japan
FAX: +81-3-4496-4347
http://www.takeshifinance.comopen new window
Talbot and Reese, Inc
Shinjuku Monolith, 16th Floor, 2-3-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-0916 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-2055 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5096
http://www.talbotreese.comopen new window
Tanaka Securities
1-40-4 Kamiosaki, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
http://www.tanasecure.comopen new window
Tech-Link International Limited
Teikoku Commodities
Shin-Marunouchi Bidg, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6590
TEL: +81-3-4520-9237
http://www.teikokucommodities.comopen new window
The Stockton Group
502 Ohashi-Building, 1-16, Kanda-Sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0025 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4496-5110 / FAX: +81-3-4496-5111 , +81-3-4496-5112
Thomas Castle Management
8th Floor, Kasumigaseki Building, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-6010 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1758 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4046
http://www.thomas-castle.comopen new window
Thomas Moore
Fukoku Seimei Bldg, 2-2-2, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9682 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6466
http://www.thomasmoore.bizopen new window
Trinity Ventures
502 Hillsidekagurazaka, 3-6-10 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan
TEL: +813-4496-5041 / FAX: +813-4496-5042
http://www.trinity-ventures.comopen new window
Vantage Pro Asset Management
Level 7, Wakamatsu Building, 3-3-6 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6202-2913 / FAX: +81-3-6202-2912
http://www.vantagepro.jpopen new window
Venture Associates
34 F Yamashiku Building, 5-9-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan 100-0006
TEL: + 813-4578-9500 / FAX: + 813-4496-4360
http://www.ventureassoc.comopen new window
Waldon McLean Associates
Toranomon Yatsuka Building, 1-1-11 Atago, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0002 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1656 / FAX: +81-3-4580-1721
http://www.waldonmclean.comopen new window
Warren and Baker
TEL: +81-3-5219-1531
Webb Capital Partners
Atago Green Hills MORI Tower 37F, 2-5-1 Atago Minato-ku, Tokyo 150-6237 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-8985 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4825
Western Pacific Advisor, Inc
Tokyo Otemachi 1st Square 4/F East Tower, 1-5-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-004 Japan
TEL: 81-3-4520-9775 / FAX: 81-3-4520-9776
http://www.westpacificadvisors.comopen new window
Westernfield Holding
Shinjuku Park Tower S 20/F, 3-7-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1035 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9532 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6474
http://www.western-field.comopen new window
Sumitomo Fudosan Mita Twin Building, West Wing, 6F, Mita 3-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo,
TEL: +81-3-4578-9381 / FAX: +81-3-4578-9382
http://www.wilshire-park.comopen new window
Yamaguchi Partners Global Head Office
16F Seiroka Tower 8-1, Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, 104-6591 Tokyo, Japan,
Tel: +81-3-6369-3995 / FAX: +81-3-6369-3997
http://www.yamaguchipartners.comopen new window
Yamato & Associates
koraku Mori Bldg 9F, 1-4-14, Koraku, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-004 Japan
http://www.yamatoandassociates.comopen new window
Yoshida, Wells & Associates
29-8, Hamamatsu-cho 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0013
TEL: +81-3-4496-4430
http://yoshidawells.comopen new window
Yutaka Commodities,Inc
Higashishinbashi 1-chome Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0021
TEL: +81-3-4520-9234 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4685 open new window

Non-authorized regulators and securities/financial exchanges

Asian Carbon Trade Exchange
Level 9, Edobori Center Building, 2-1-1, Edobori, Nishi-Ku, Osaka 550-0002 Japan
TEL: +81-6-6225-1319
http://www.asiancarbontrade.comopen new window
Central Exchange Bureau
Level 16, Yebisu Garden Place Tower, 4-8-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-6018 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4580-1629
http://cexb.orgopen new window
Central Registration Department
HSBC Building 11-1, Nihonbashi3-choume, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027
Commodities Futures Trade Board
http://www.cftb.jpopen new window
Cross Border Acquisition Commission
Level 22, Tokyo Sankei Building, 1-7-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0004 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4578-9579 new window
Eastern Equity Division
Level 9, Ariake Frontier Bldg. Tower B, 3-1-25 Ariake, Koto-ku Tokyo 135-0063 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9242 / FAX: +81-3-6385-7636
http://www.easterned.orgopen new window
Equity Management Bureau
Intercity Tower A, Level 18, Shinagawa, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-6028 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9427 / FAX: +81-3-6385-7542
http://www.eqmb.orgopen new window
Equity Trading International Commission (ETIC)
35F, Sunshine 50, 2-1-1, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-6045 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4578-9022
http://www.etic.orgopen new window
http://www.eqtic.orgopen new window
Financial Exchange Authority
Level16, Aoyama Palacio Tower, 3-6-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
TEL: +81-3-4550-0684 / FAX: +81-3-6730-9726
http://www.financialxa.orgopen new window
Financial Trading Commission
Level 20, 1-3-3 Kaigan, Tokyo 105-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4588-8710
http://www.fintco.orgopen new window
International Acquisition Authority
Level 4, Wakamatsu Building, 3-3-6 Nihonbashi-Honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103-0023 Japan
TEL: +81-3-4578-9693
http://interaa.orgopen new window
International Association of Securites Varification
4-9-7 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo,106-0032
TEL: +81-3-4588-8764 / FAX: +81-3-4580-7166
International Equities Administrators
2-12-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku Tokyo,105-0001
TEL: +81-3-4550-0335 / FAX: +81-3-4496-4455
International Equity Authority
14 Flr Shinjuku Maynds Tower, 2-1-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo 100-0004
International Equity Regulation Department
12/F, Tokyo Bankers Club Building, 1-2-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
http://interd.orgopen new window
International Exchange Regulatory Agency
Yokohama Business Park 134 Godo-Cho, Kanagawa, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-4520-9560 / FAX:+81-3-6385-7549
http://www.intexra.orgopen new window
International Mergers & Aquisitions Administration
17th Flr., Fujino Bldg. 15-18 Nihonbashi Kodenma-cho, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 103-0001, Japan
TEL: +81 3 4578-0375 / FAX: +81 3 6745-9514
International Mergers & Acquisitions Authority

1) 17th Flr., Fujino Bldg. 15-18 Nihonbashi Kodenma-cho, Chuo-ku Tokyo, 103-0001, Japan
TEL: +81 3 4578-0375 / FAX: +81 3 6745-9514

2) 22-11, Hokima 1-chome, Adachi-ku, Tokyo,121-0064
TEL; +81 3 4578-0625 / FAX: +81-3-6745-8657 new window

Intercontinental Mergers & Acquisitions Agency
9th Flr. Yamaguchi Bldg. 8-17, Iwamoto-cho 1-chome Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0032, Japan new window
International Securities Commission
Siodome Sumitomo Building 14th Floor 1-9-2 Higashi-Shimbashi Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0021
TEL: +81-3-4590-3164 / FAX: +81-3-4496-6333
http://www.intersc.orgopen new window
International Stock Regulators Board
Marunouchi Bidg. 23G, 3-2-4 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6323
TEL: +81-3-4550-0331
http://www.intsrb.orgopen new window
International Trade Advisory Committee
Ginza Fugetsudo Building, 104-0061 Tokyo, Japan
FAX: +81-3-6385-7514
http://intl-tradeac.comopen new window
International Trading Bureau
Izumi Garden Tower 18th Floor 1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6018
TEL: +81-3-4588-8763
Japan Futures Trading Board new window
KMEX Kyoto Merchantile Exchange
67 Kusakawa-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Mergers and Acquisitions Financial Administration
11th Floor Hanwha Bldg, 10-1 Shiba 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0014
Tel: +008-134-578-0376 Fax: +008-136-745-4952
regulation@mafinad.orgopen new window
Mergers & Acquisitions Regulatory Commission (MAREGCOM)
Level 14, Hibiya Central Building, 1-2-9 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105-0003
TEL: +81-3-4580-2174
http://www.maregcom.orgopen new window
Mergers & Acquisitions Supervison & Administration Commission(MASAC)
15th Flr., Fujino Building 11-8, Nihonbashi Kodenma-cho Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0001
TEL: +81-3-4579-00370 / FAX: +81-3-6745-2891 new window
Nikkei Securities Exchange Group
15th Fl. Tokyo Exchange Bldg Nihonbashi Kabutocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-3-9588-5988 / FAX: +81-3-9588-2989
http://www.nikkei-securities.jpopen new window
Osaka Futures and Options Exchange
Hankyu Grand Building, 8-47, Kakuta-cho, Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0017
http://www.ofox.jpopen new window
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority
http://fsra.jpopen new window
The Tokyo Futures and Options Exchange
166-0002 Koenji-Kita, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo 166-0002
http://www.tfox.jpopen new window
Tokyo Board Options Exchange
14-3 Nagato Cho 2-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo Japan 100-0014
http://www.tboex.comopen new window
Tokyo Commodities Futures Exchange
3-43-13 Koenji-Kita, Suginami-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
http://www.tcfx.jpopen new window
Tokyo Commodities Trading Authority
Dai-ichi Tekko Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan new window
Tokyo Futures Trading Board
Level 16 & 27, Shiroyama Trust Tower 4-3-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6016 (Level 16) 105-6027 (Level 27) Japan
http://www.toftb.comopen new window
Tokyo World Future Exchange
http://www.twfex.comopen new window
World Securities Authority
Level7, Nittochi Nishi-Shinjuku Building, 6-10-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL: +81-3-4550-0685 / FAX: +81-3-6730-9627


Investors Alert by the IOSCO

  1. In February, 2002, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) released a statement of “Investors Alert on cold calling,” of which points are as follows:
    • Generally speaking, an entity is required to have some form of authorization by the regulators in the country where the investors that it would solicit reside, in order to conduct financial/securities business. There is a possibility that cold callers do not have such authorization and they are involved in illegal activities by which investors lose their money.
    • Therefore, investors should not make an investment solely on the basis of “cold calls.” Before making an investment decision and paying money, investors should, at the very least, check whether the entities are given registration and/or authorization as securities dealers, investment advisers, etc., by the regulators in the jurisdictions where the investors reside and the entities claim to operate. Investors also should make serious inquiries into the legitimacy of the entity if the entity promises spectacular returns or “guaranteed” profits.
  2. The IOSCO Asian Pacific Regional Committee (APRC) also announced a press release in February, 2002. The APRC members, including the FSA, expressed their intension to enhance cooperation, mutual assistance and information-sharing to detect illegal activities, as well as to publicize the names of unlicensed/unregistered entities, in order to prevent investors from becoming victims by fraudulent activities.