HSBC in Japan

HSBC was one of the first foreign banks to operate in Japan, opening a branch in Yokohama in 1866.

Today, HSBC in Japan offers  a range of financial products and services including asset management, commercial banking, trade services, project export finance, cash management and treasury, capital markets, securities and custody services.

Please refer to Important Announcements for Sharing of Customer Non-Public Information within HSBC Group based on the New Opt-Out Regime and other important announcements.

Please refer to Legal Information for other Japan Regulatory Disclosures.

 

HSBC’s companies in Japan

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, HSBC Securities (Japan) Limited, HSBC Global Asset Management (Japan) and HSBC Services Japan Limited

Company Information:

Please refer to HSBC Bank Tokyo Branch for company information on The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Tokyo Branch.

Please refer to HSBC Securities (Japan) Co., Ltd. for company information on HSBC Securities (Japan) Co., Ltd.

Please refer to HSBC Asset Management (Japan) Limited for company information on HSBC Asset Management (Japan) Limited.

History

In the aftermath of the commercial treaties between Japan and the prominent trading nations of the West in the 1850s, there was a need for banking services to support the changing Japanese economy. HSBC established its presence in Yokohama in 1866. This was followed by branches in Kobe in 1869, Osaka in 1872, and Nagasaki in 1896.

The bank helped finance Japan’s growing trade with the wider world. The value of foreign trade virtually doubled every decade from the 1860s until the early twentieth century.

HSBC also provided the Japanese government with assistance and advice on the introduction and adoption of the yen as the national currency. In 1879, the Japanese government deposited JPY300,000 on condition that HSBC’s Yokohama branch would accept silver yen as currency.

In the early part of the 20th century, HSBC was involved in a number of large loans to Japan, with some GBP250 million lent to the government and Japanese cities. These loans were used to fund industrial and infrastructure projects, particularly railway, waterworks and harbour construction.

After the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 which destroyed the Yokohama office, HSBC opened its Tokyo office in 1924.

HSBC was one of the first banks to send a representative to Japan after the end of the Second World War and in 1947 the Tokyo and Kobe offices were reopened. The bank was instrumental in restarting trade between Japan and the sterling area by agreeing to extend a credit line of GBP20 million.

Inclusion

At HSBC, we have always brought different people and cultures together. Diversity and inclusion is an important part of who we are.

We’re building a more accurate and transparent view of our diversity across HSBC so we can effectively target our actions, measure progress and hold ourselves to account.

At HSBC, pay gaps are a key indicator of balance in our workforce, as they show the difference in average pay between two groups. Where gender pay gaps exist, they show the extent to which women are under-represented in senior and higher paid roles and over-represented in junior and lower paid roles. The actions we are taking to improve representation across the organisation will be a key priority in the coming years.

View our gender pay data for 2022.

Contact us

To overseas personal account holders visiting Japan:
We regret to inform you that we do not provide any retail banking services, including ATM services, for HSBC overseas personal account holders in Japan. If you require any support relating to your overseas personal account while visiting Japan, please contact your home branch directly. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

  • Tel: 03-5203-3000 (9:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Friday)

Tokyo branch

  • HSBC Building, 11-1, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027

Access to Tokyo branch

Map of location of HSBC Tokyo Branch

JR Tokyo Station: 8 minutes walk
Nihonbashi Station: 5 minutes walk
(Tozai / Ginza / Toei Asakusa Subway Line)

HSBC Securities (Japan) Co., Ltd.

  • Tel: 03-5203-3111 (9:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Friday)

HSBC Asset Management (Japan) Limited

  • Tel: 03-3548-5690 (9:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Friday)

Awards

November

Best Service in Japan - Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2023

September

Transaction Banking Awards 2023, Winner - Global and Asia-Pacific – The Banker

Transaction Banking Awards 2023, Winner - Supply chain finance – The Banker

July

Asia’s Best Bank – Euromoney

Asia’s Best Bank for Transaction Services – Euromoney

Asia’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance – Euromoney

Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon for our support of forest management in collaboration with The Nature Conservation Society of Japan

February

Global Market Leader for Trade Finance - Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2023

Asia-Pacific Market Leader and Best Service in Trade Finance - Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2023

November

Best Service in Japan - Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2022

July

Asia's Best Bank for Sustainable Finance - Euromoney

Bond Connect Awards 2022

Northbound Top Market Maker

Northbound Custodian

Northbound Top FX Settlement Bank

Northbound Top Trader (Gail Hu, HSBC China)

Northbound Outstanding Asset Management Company

Marketing Award

March

Global Market Leader for Trade Finance - Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2022

Asia-Pacific Market Leader and Best Service in Trade Finance - Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2022

November

Best Service in Japan - Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2021

September

Transaction Banking Awards 2021 – The Banker

July

Asia’s Best Bank for Transaction Services – Euromoney

Asia’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance – Euromoney

February

Global Market Leader for Trade Finance – Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2021

Market Leader for Trade Finance Japan – Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2021

September

Named Asia-Pacific’s top international bank – Asiamoney’s Leaders for Women Survey 2020

World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance – Euromoney

World’s Best Bank for Transaction Services – Euromoney

January

Top Global Trade Finance Bank – Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2020 - Market Leader

Best Trade Finance Bank in Japan – Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2020 - Market Leader

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