Japanese financial markets have grown dramatically and changed substantively in recent years. By surveying institutional changes and studying recent academic analyses, Japanese Capital Markets provides a relatively non-technical and comprehensive introduction to the new developments in capital and other related markets in Japan. The book is organized in six parts covering: International Aspects of Japanese Capital Markets; The Framework of Capital Markets; The Bond Market; The Equity Market; Futures, Money and Foreign Exchange Markets; Investment Trusts and Securities Financing. The editor and contributors have focused primarily on the institutional details of the various markets (including stock markets, bond markets and futures and options markets). However, there are also chapters on theoretical issues, legal and regulatory issues and recent policy changes and developments including the foreign exchange market, securities financing and securities market regulation.