ANZ in Japan
ANZ opened its first representative office in Tokyo in 1969, as the first ANZ’s footprint in Asia. Following acquisition of a full banking licence in 1984, the Tokyo office was upgraded to a branch. In 1990, ANZ became the first Australian bank to open a branch in Osaka.
ANZ Japan today offers a broad range of commercial banking products and services to support the activities of our corporate and institutional customers, by connecting them with 33 markets across Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, America and the Middle East. ANZ Tokyo branch and Osaka branch also provide solutions to individual investors by offering retail and wealth banking services.
In 2018, ANZ received approval for a securities license in Japan from the Financial Services Agency (FSA). ANZ is the only Australian bank with the securities license in Japan, which allows it to sell Australian, New Zealand and Asian bonds, as well as structured notes, repurchase agreements (repos), and other securities products to Japanese investors. The license operates under the name of ANZ Securities (Japan), Ltd.
In the community
ANZ Japan is committed to giving back to our community in which it operates. ANZ Japan has been actively involved in corporate responsibilities, such as sponsoring the FIT (The Financial Industry in Tokyo) Charity Run since 2009, sponsoring the Bicycle Ride in Tokyo as the sole banking sponsor since 2017, and also volunteering at a school for challenged children. ANZ Japan established Corporate Sustainability and Diversity Working Group internally in 2017, by promoting Diversity and Inclusion and by supporting environmental sustainability activities.
Japan industry recognition
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