Corporate History - Overview

1951 February Tokyo Textile Exchange founded in Nihombashi Horidome-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
1952 December Tokyo Rubber Exchange founded
1982 February Tokyo Gold Exchange founded
1984 November Tokyo Textile Exchange merged with the Tokyo Rubber Exchange and the Tokyo Gold Exchange into The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM). TOCOM took on listing rubber, gold, silver and platinum.
1991 April Continuous trading on electronic platform started
1992 August Palladium listed
1997 April Aluminum listed (listing discontinued in October, 2010)
1999 July Oil market launched, gasoline and kerosene listed
2001 September Crude oil listed
January 2nd generation electronic trading platform introduced
June In-house clearing house established
T + 1 (one day after transaction) settlement introduced
Connection to ISVs started for facilitating the order placement from overseas
September Gas oil listed (listing discontinued in February, 2006)
May Gold options launched
December Complete liberalization of brokerage commissions
Auction trading floor abolished
May Revised Commodity Exchange Act enforced
Japan Commodity Clearing House Co., Ltd. commenced operations
September EFP transaction introduced in rubber, precious metals and aluminum markets
2006 July Daily publication of TOCOM Index started
2007 July Launched Gold Mini
November Launched Platinum Mini
December Demutualized from non-profit membership organization to for-profit stock company
2009 May Introduced third generation trading system
Extended trading hours until 11 p.m.(as for rubber until 7 p.m.)
March Started providing Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index market, launched Nikkei-TOCOM Commodioty Index futures (listing discontinued in October, 2012)
April Established Emissions Trading Exchange Preparatory Corporation Inc. in collaboration with Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
May Re-opened Gas Oil futures market
September Extended trading hours until 4:00 am (Rubber excluded)
Introduced Customer Direct Access
October Chukyo Gasoline and Chukyo Kerosene launched
Japan Commodity Clearing House Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of TOCOM
2011 January SPAN margin introduced at Japan Commodity Clearing House Co., Ltd.
2012 May Japan Commodity Clearing House Co., Ltd. moved to TOCOM's building
December Japan Commodity Clearing House Co., Ltd. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOCOM
2013 February Agricultural Products & Sugar market launched
Soybean, Azuki(Red Bean), Corn and Raw Sugar listed (Raw Sugar listing discontinued in January, 2015)
November Established JAPAN OTC EXCHANGE Inc. (JOE), a joint venture with Ginga Energy Japan, Inc., to provide an OTC trading platform
2014 June JOE established Facilities Similar to Specified Commodity Markets for RIM Swap and TOCOM Swap and started operations
July Adjusted trading hours: Day Session Close at 15:15 JST (previously 15:30) and Night Session Start at 16:30 JST (previously 17:00)
September JOE established Facilities Similar to Specified Commodity Market for LNG and started operations
2015 January Granted a registration as Foreign Board of Trade(FBOT) by the Commodity Futures Trading Commision(CFTC)
May Launched Gold Rolling Spot Futures
2016 March JOE started trading of DES JAPAN LNG futures contract cleared through CME Clearing
May TOCOM Square opened on the ground floor of the TOCOM's exchange building as a new customer relations facility and hub for commodity investment promotions
July Launched Gold Physical Transaction
September Introduced fourth generation trading system


January Launched Oil Physical Transaction
March Launched Platinum Rolling Spot Futures
April JOE became a wholly-owned subsidiary of TOCOM
May Launched Cash-settled Oil Products Futures
2018 October Launched Technically Specified Rubber (TSR) Futures
2019 September Oil Market Division renamed to Energy Market Division
Launched Electricity Futures
October Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) conducted a tender offer for the issued shares of Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM) and converted TOCOM into a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPX.
November Became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX)
December Changed to a company with a board of auditors
2020 July All listed commodity component products on the Precious Metals, Rubber, and Agricultural Product Markets (except energy-related products such as Crude Oil and Electricity) were transferred from TOCOM to OSE.
Moved to 2-1 Nihombashi Kabutocho, Chuo-ku.