Financial Assurance Regulatory Board

Investor Protection

As part of our ongoing commitment to protection of the investing public from unscrupulous investment practices and firms, the Financial Assurance Regulatory Board offers a portal for both checking a company’s current licensing status and if applicable, disciplinary history.

Recent Warnings from the Financial Assurance Regulatory Board

For any questions or enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us or use our feedback form.

Welcome to
Financial Assurance Regulatory Board

The Financial Assurance Regulatory Board is a financial regulator charged with the oversight of banking, investments and other financial services in Japan.

This website serves as a portal to all of our services to the general public and provides access to a number of tools and documents including warnings, investment advice, complaints and checking procedures and educational material designed to provide the investor with the knowledge needed to invest safely in today’s markets.

Our operational remit includes the supervision and regulation of firms working within the financial markets, dissemination of information to the investing public and management of risk in the financial sector as a whole.

Please read our operational remit to find out more about the purpose and work of the Financial Assurance Regulatory Board.

The quick links below will allow you to access some of the most important parts of our website directly.


Big Stocks or Small Stocks – The Differences

Market capitalization is the most commonly used measure of the size of a company...

Pre-IPO offerings - Risky but Potentially Profitable

A "Pre-IPO" is the term for investing in a company before the company launches its initial public offering in which it offers securities to the general public...

Commodity Trading – What to know as a First Time Investor

Trading commodities can bring big returns for investors that know what they are doing but trading commodities is not for the faint hearted and most people who trade commodities lose money...

You may get in touch with the Financial Assurance Regulatory Board by phone or fax or use our feedback form for less urgent enquiries.

Phone: 81-345-795-711

Monday and Friday
8am to 4pm Japan time.

Fax: 81-367-402-239

Kiureikon Bldg. 6F, 2-47-3, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0014