Futures Industry Association Japan

Futures Industry Association Japan (FIA Japan) is the only organization in Japan with a membership drawn from the entire cross section of the futures industry. Members include futures and securities exchanges, FCMs, security firms, banks and other users of the markets, as well as legal, technology and other professionals that provide services to the industry. We focus on both financial and commodity markets and we stay abreast of both domestic and international development in this global industry. 

FIA Japan was established in 1988 as a volunteer-based association, with participation of professionals from both the Japanese and foreign futures industry, with the encouragement of The Futures Industry Association based in Washington DC (FIA).  FIA Japan was reorganized as an independent General Incorporated Association, under Japanese law, in 2010 to help it succeed with its mission.

In 2016, FIA Japan entered into an affiliation agreement with FIA creating a more formal relationship between the two organizations, in order to better coordinate policies and promote the cleared derivatives industry. FIA Japan continues as an independent organization, with its own Mission, and its Board of Directors elected by its members, operating under its Articles of Incorporation, with a specific focus on the development of the Japanese financial markets.

Futures and options markets play an essential role in today’s marketplace and dramatically expand and enhance the investment choices available to financial managers around the world. In Japan this industry, as well as the regulatory structures, is now modernizing as a part of the efforts to establish Tokyo as true global financial center. In this circumstance, the role of FIA Japan has become even more important.

FIA Japan's mission is to encourage the growth and success of the Japanese financial market-place and its development as a regional and global financial center.