J.P. Morgan in Japan

Local Presence

Letter from the Senior Country Officer

J.P. Morgan’s history in Japan dates back to 1924, the year after the Great Kanto Earthquake when J.P. Morgan underwrote disaster recovery bonds issued by the Japanese government. Since then, Japan has been one of the most important markets for the firm. J.P. Morgan provides various services through JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Tokyo Branch, and JPMorgan Asset Management (Japan) Limited to corporate clients, financial institutions and government agencies.

In the words of J.P. Morgan Jr., the firm is dedicated to conducting “first-class business in a first-class way” and to be the world’s most trusted and respected financial services institution. Corporate responsibility has also always been central to how we do business, and we actively contribute to local communities.

We strive to retain talent, and leverage our strength, global reach, expertise, relationships, and our access to capital to continue providing the best solutions for our clients.

Senior Country Officer, Japan

Steve Rinoie

 


 

Corporate Responsibility

Being a good corporate citizen and operating with integrity is central to how we do business. We help build economies and communities globally.

Through the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., J.P. Morgan’s corporate responsibility activities support various non-profit organizations and a wide range of employee volunteer activities. Our current initiatives are focused around supporting workforce readiness, and small business development in the communities where we do business. We also offer skill-based volunteering support by the employees to the grant programs.

 


 

Support from the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation

In Japan, J.P. Morgan currently supports, through commitments from JPMorgan Chase & Co., the organizations below. Our employees also provide pro bono support.


Employee Volunteering

We know that our strongest asset is the talent of our employees, and we connect employees to our communities to support inclusive growth in the places where we live and work, including:

  • Traditional volunteerism with nonprofit organizations
  • Supporting the long-term sustainability of nonprofits through pro bono consulting and board service
  • Mentorship programs that help prepare young people for careers and for life, and to support the growth of diverse small businesses

Our Local History

With a legacy dating back to 1799, we have a history of demonstrating leadership during times of both economic growth and financial instability.

J.P. Morgan’s history in Japan dates back to 1924, the year after the Great Kanto Earthquake. J.P. Morgan underwrote US$150 million in disaster recovery bonds, the first dollar-denominated bonds ever issued by the Japanese government. In recognition of this service, the Japanese government presented decorations to John Pierpont Morgan, Jr. and two other partners. In subsequent years, the company has steadily expanded its operations in Japan.

The Chase Manhattan Bank, a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase Bank, founded its Tokyo branch in 1947. The bank grew to become Japan’s leader in foreign exchange dealing, and advanced together with the Japanese post-war economic reconstruction.


Work Environment

J.P. Morgan provides a variety of employee support programs to foster a better working environment and to improve employee’s work life balance.


Diversity and Inclusion

At J.P. Morgan, diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of our global corporate culture. Individuals of any ethnicity, nationality, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion and physical ability have the opportunity to excel based on their performance and contribution to the firm. We hire, train and retain people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that it strengthens our global business capabilities. We believe that our collective diversity and inclusion effort is our strength, brings creativity to our work and leads to the best solutions for our clients.

Japan’s diversity and inclusion initiatives include: