Eathquake in North-East Japan


I wish to express my sincere sympathy to all the persons that have been affected by the earthquake that hit the North-East of Japan on Friday, 3/11th.

As a market operator, to the extent possible, TOCOM has the responsibility to provide a trading forum, in order to fulfill its price discovery function to Japanese market participants, as well as to maintain price correlation between our markets listing internationally traded commodities and foreign markets.

As the situation evolves, we ask that our market participants continue to trade in a calm and measured fashion.


Tadashi Ezaki
President & CEO
Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc.