Tokyo Stock Exchange begins trading in three new categories: Prime, Standard and Growth

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A ceremony to commemorate the TSE’s newly restructured market segments was held Monday morning in Chuo Ward, Tokyo, attended by Akira Kiyota, center, CEO of the Japan Exchange Group Inc., and others.

Trading of stocks in three new TSE market segments— Prime, Standard, and Growth — began at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday morning. This is the first major realignment in about 60 years of the TSE’s First Section, Second Section, JASDAQ, and Mothers markets. The restructuring aims to attract investment by tightening listing standards, leading to corporate growth.