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JGS Services

The Bank provides the following services relating to JGSs.

The first is JGS issuance, for which the Bank announces public auctions, accepts bids, and collects payments.

The second is registration of JGSs and book-entry transfer of JGSs, for which the Bank acts as the registrar or depository and provides JGS transfer services.

And the third is payments of principal and interest on JGSs: the Bank pays interests on JGSs, redeems JGSs, and collects coupons and physical securities.

As with treasury funds operations, the Bank designates many branches and offices of financial institutions throughout the country as agents and entrusts them with some operations relating to JGSs.

The number of participants in the JGB Book-Entry System

August 31, 2016

Participants 280
Indirect Participants 944
Foreign Indirect Participants 136

Related Releases

Date Title
Oct. 27, 2009Establishment of the New BOJ-NET 
Feb. 17, 2003Requirements for Establishing Direct Participants' Accounts and Customers' Accounts and Requirements for Admission as Indirect Participants and Foreign Indirect Participants in the JGB Book-entry System 
Jan. 27, 2003Start of Operations of the New JGB Book-entry System Based on the Transfer of Corporate Debt Securities Law 
Jan. 20, 2003Notice Regarding the Starting Date of the New JGB Book-entry System Based on the Transfer of Corporate Debt Securities Law 
Jan.  7, 2003Notice Regarding the Start of Operations of the New JGB Book-entry System Based on the Transfer of Corporate Debt Securities Law and the Abolition of the Current JGB Book-entry System 
Jul. 18, 2002Conversion to the New JGB Book-entry System Based on the New Legal Framework 
Mar. 30, 2001Establishment of Requirements for Admission as a Participant in the JGB Book-Entry System 
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