Introduction to the New Japanese Equity Market

50 Days from the TSE Market Revamp -- Expectations & reactions from the global investors


The growing fluctuation in the capital markets has motivated market participants to diversify their investments across regions, sectors and assets. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Stock Exchange restructured its grouping of shares for the first time in several decades in April 2022 to make this one of the largest and most mature markets more dynamic and attractive to foreign investors.

The Webinar will provide international investors and business owners who are looking into opportunities in the next-generation equity market in Japan with various views from the market participants and business leaders. 


Key Topics

The revamped Tokyo Stock Exchange

AGM season 2022 in Japan: What to expect?

Overcoming language barriers with technologies



Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu

General Manager & Chief Representative
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. Singapore

Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu joined the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in 1997 where he experienced business development and rule making in securities/derivatives trading, listing & corporate governance, compliance & market surveillance areas. After working at the Financial Services Agencies of Japan (JFSA) for 2 years, he experienced corporate strategy, global strategy, media relations & investor relations at the Japan Exchange Group (JPX).  He also experienced promotion and policy recommendations of the Japanese capital market at The Organization of Global Financial City Tokyo (FinCity.Tokyo) from 2019.


Erik Abbott

Founder / CEO, SCRIPTS Asia

Erik has spent most of his life working and living in Asia, following his first visit to Japan in the mid-1980s.  Prior to founding SCRIPTS Asia, Erik was the Regional Director of Japan & Korea Markets at FactSet Research Systems for more than a decade.  Erik has also developed relationships with many of the largest vendors and exchanges in the Asia Pacific region, including the Nikkei Group, with whom SCRIPTS Asia is partnered.

Erik attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he earned a B.A in Japanese Language and International Politics & Economics.  Erik also studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.


Daryl Neo

Chief Commercial Officer, scoutAsia
Founding Director and CEO, Handshakes

Formerly an SGX regulator, Daryl co-founded Handshakes in 2011.

Nikkei took a minority stake in Handshakes in 2019, and appointed Daryl's team to build and lead their next-generation, AI-driven news and company monitoring solution, ScoutAsia.

Apart from driving scoutAsia’s and Handshakes’ business success, Daryl is also actively involved on board and committees of the Esplanade Singapore, National Youth Council, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Singapore-Zhejiang Economic Trade Council.


  • Keynote Speech

    Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, General Manager & Chief Representative, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. Singapore

  • Japan Trends & Sentiment: Analyzing Management Commentary

    Erik Abbott, Founder & CEO, SCRIPTS Asia

  • Case Study: How Foreign Investor Can Bring Success from the Japanese Market

    Daryl Neo, Chief Commercial Officer, scoutAsia

  • Q&A


scoutAsia is an Asia-focused news & company data platform, jointly developed by Nikkei & the Financial Times in 2018
with the ultimate aim of enabling customers towards better and more informed decisions.

Combining quality content and technologies,
scoutAsia provides AI-driven insights on what is changing in Asian business today.