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 34 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.