Is it legal to trade binary options in Japan?
Japan is one of the few Asian countries where binary options trading is legal and regulated. Japan’s securities and exchange markets are overseen by two agencies. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) is headquartered in Tokyo and monitors the whole financial system, including insurance, banking and accounting. The secondary regulatory agency is the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC), and they make sure the industry complies with the regulations.
Offshore brokers are however also available to Japanese traders, since there are very few brokers in Japan due to the tight rules and costly regulation processes. Japan traders do have plenty of options available as binary options trading is available on many online platforms, thus eliminating geographical barriers.