Trade finance in Japan requires global connections

Why do the multinationals stand out in the trade finance world of Japan?
Hiroyuki Soejima, Citi
Hiroyuki Soejima, Citi

Nobody can accuse J.P. Morgan of being a Johnny-come-lately in the area of trade finance in Japan. The company underwrote $150 million in disaster relief bonds in Japan in 1924, the year following the Great Kanto earthquake, with the first dollar-denominated bond issued by the Japanese government. It opened a branch in Tokyo in 1947 and now has about 1,400 people in Japan.

With a dedicated in-country trade solutions team offering Japanese clients end-to-end trade finance and logistics solutions, J.P. Morgan can also call on Japanese expertise in Europe, the US and key Asian hubs.

Trade finance covers a wide range of services and activities where providers...

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