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English FAQ


Important: All account holders residing in Japan are restricted from trading Bitcoin futures.

Important: Individual account holders residing in Japan are restricted from trading commodity options/futures (Crude, Metal, and Agriculture). Note there are no restrictions on Institutional account holders. Both individual and institutional account holders may trade Index/Bond/Currency futures and options.



Frequently Asked Questions-IBSJ

As Foreign(Non-Japanese Citizen) Ownership is limited by "Civil Aeronautics Act", "Radio law", "The broadcast act", and "The NTT Law", you may not be entitled to the shareholders benefits, as well as be listed as shareholders, in case foreign ownership exceeds the upper limit.

Please refer to below link for details on holding ratio and other related information.

http://www.jasdec.com/en/reading_e/for_pubinfo.php

A foreign affiliate of IBLLC, and a registered member of Japan Securities Dealers Association.

IBSJ is a member of the Japan Investor Protection Fund. Client money is entirely segregated. In the event of a default by or bankruptcy of the broker, clients' monies held in the segregated accounts will be returned to the clients.

For information on IBLLC, please refer to below link.
http://ibkb.interactivebrokers.com/node/2012

With IBLLC accounts, you may trade products listed on international exchanges. With IBSJ accounts, you may trade Japan domestic products listed on TSE, OSE, Chi-X, and Japanese stock CFDs.

Yes, you may apply for a "hybrid account". Please select below choice upon account opening:

'Open an account with IBSJ for Japanese Yen denominated Domestic Products AND Open an account with IBLLC to trade Overseas Products'

Please be advised minimum deposit is required on an account-by-account basis.

No, you will be given different instructions for your IBSJ account and IBLLC account. Note for your IBLLC account, you will need to make an international wire transfer to fund your account in JPY. You may not transfer funds between your IBSJ account and IBLLC account.

You may not transfer funds between your accounts. Explicit instructions on where and how to send the funds will be provided after you complete the deposit notification. The instructions will vary according to your location and type of funds. For those who have a hybrid account, please select your account number at the very top left before creating deposit notification.

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You may start trading the day after we receive your funds. Please note you will need trading permission for the products you wish to trade, and you may confirm as below. Settings-> Account settings-> Trading Experience & Permissions

Important: Please be advised JASDEC registration is required to trade Japanese stocks. Separate instructions will be sent.

The withdrawal Hold Period is three business days (you may withdraw funds after three business days).

Please note you will not have access to the funds prior to the settlement day. You may request to withdraw your funds the day after settlement day (Eastern time).

Non forward mail sent to address stated in ID document (Mandatory process).

Please press F8 for Windows, and if there is a hyphen in the name, make sure to manually change hyphen into English/Roman format.

Yes you may, and please contact our Sales Department (Masaki Kamumaru Tel: 03-4588-9707 / Email: mkakumaru@interactivebrokers.com) if you wish to open an institutional account.

IB only provides Ippan (General) accounts. Therefore, customers are required to file their own taxes.

To request an inbound transfer of Japanese positions, please request via message center in account management. Please use the Position Transfers page in Account Management for international shares.

IB does not support quick deposit method.

Yes, please contact us at 03-4588-9710 for English.

IBSJ account: Separate Taxation-Miscellaneous income.
IBLLC account: Please consult your tax advisor for details.

There are no position limits as long as margin requirements are met.

Required margin is calculated by the following formula: SPAN x 125%

Please refer to below link for details.
https://www.interactivebrokers.co.jp/en/index.php?f=37725

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IB allows one free withdrawal request per calendar month. After the first withdrawal (of any kind), IB will charge 1,600JPY for any additional withdraws.

https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=14718

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Please contact our Sales (Masaki Kamumaru Tel: 03-4588-9707 / Email: mkakumaru@interactivebrokers.com) to discuss in details.

Frequent traders benefit from our cost structure but infrequent traders that do not meet the minimum will be charged of the monthly inactivity fee. Accounts generating commissions less than the minimum (10USD) in any given month will be assessed the difference as a monthly activity fee (Activity Fee = Minimum Required Monthly Commission – Actual Monthly Commission).

You will be waived of the fee for the first 3 full calendar months.

Important: Your shares will be subject to liquidation if you do not have sufficient funds in your account to cover the fees.

Orders are matched and executed at LMT during closing auction, in case the price rises or falls to their upper or lower daily limit price. Orders are matched based on price priority. Same price orders are matched according to time entry(Time Priority).

Equity Options/JGB futures Options traded on TSEJ are physically settled when exercised. Your options will automatically be exercised if it is in the money at expiration. If it is out of the money at expiration, the option will expire worthless. If it is in-the-money and you do not wish to have it exercised, or if you wish to exercise out of the money option, you would need to provide IB with contrary instructions. Please send a ticket via message center and call Customer Service prior to the deadline as stated on the IB website.

Please be advised the average price method is used for realized P&L calculation on TWS. Method used to determine P&L on statement is First In, First Out (FIFO) where closing transactions are matched to opening transactions and a profit or loss is realized when a position is closed.

No. Please note your buy or sell orders are offset by entering an equivalent but opposite transaction. Additionally, cross trades are not permitted on IB platform.




Frequently Asked Questions – IBLLC

You may request to transfer your shares from most of the US brokerage firms including E-trade, Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab. The Position Transfers menu lets you transfer positions to and from your account. We support the following types of position transfers in Account Management:

  1. https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=1544&p=transfer

Please request to withdraw your funds to your bank account if you only have cash with another brokerage firm, and thereafter initiate a wire transfer. You may select ACATS transfer method if you have an account with a US brokerage firm.

You may deposit cash directly into your IB account from your US brokerage account. Please create deposit notification in advance, provide your brokerage firm of the sending instructions and your IB account number when initiating the transfer.

Transfer method will vary depending on the currency.

JPY-International wire transfer
USD-Domestic wire transfer (If you have a bank account in US)
We accept deposits in AUD, CAD, CHF, RMB, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, MXN, NOK, NZD, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, USD

When you fund your IBLLC account in JPY, please make arrangements to send an international wire transfer. Please be sure to include your IB account name and number on the wire.

https://ibkr.info/node/834/

Notes
To make a wire deposit to your account you will first need to provide a deposit notification through Client Portal. Once logged in to Client Portal, select the Transfer & Pay and then Transfer Funds menu options. From there you will select the Transaction Type of "Deposit Funds" and the Deposit Method of "Bank Wire".

Third-Party Deposits
Interactive Brokers strongly discourages and in most cases, rejects third-party deposits, which have historically been viewed by the financial services industry and its regulators as being highly susceptible to acts of fraud and money laundering. For more information, see our Knowledgebase article on the subject.

Any fee or charges assessed by your bank or any other financial institutions shall be passed on to the Customer. However, IB does not charge for incoming fees. Please select share the cost for incoming fees (IB will cover them). You will be presented with three options upon wiring your funds, ‘Our’, ‘Share, or Beneficiary. If you select our or beneficiary, you will be charged of the incoming fee. Please note we cannot return your funds in case you have selected our or beneficiary.

Outgoing international wire transfer fees may vary from bank to bank. Please be aware that it is against Interactive Brokers policy to accept physical currency (cash) deposits. IB will charge a special handling fee of 1% of the deposit amount (minimum $50 fee) for any physical currency deposits.

Please refer to below link for details.
https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=1544

IBKR allows one free withdrawal request per calendar month. After the first withdrawal (of any kind), IBKR will charge the fees listed below for any subsequent withdrawal:

Please refer to below link for details.
https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=14718


Please be advised your receiving bank may charge a fee to receive the wire.

With IBLLC accounts, you may trade products listed on international exchanges. With IBSJ accounts, you may trade Japan domestic products listed on TSE, OSE, Chi-X, and Japanese stock CFDs.

Yes, you may apply for a "hybrid account". Please select below choice upon account opening. 'Open an account with IBSJ for Japanese Yen denominated Domestic Products AND Open an account with IBLLC to trade Overseas Products'

Please be advised minimum deposit is required on an account-by-account basis.

No, you will be given different instructions for your IBSJ account and IBLLC account. When you fund your IBLLC account in JPY, please make arrangements to send an international wire transfer. You may not transfer funds between your IBSJ account and IBLLC account.

You may not transfer funds between your accounts. Explicit instructions on where and how to send the funds will be provided after you complete the deposit notification. The instructions will vary according to your location and type of funds. For those who have a hybrid account, please select your account number at the very top left before creating deposit notification.

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You may start trading the day after we receive your funds. Please note you will need trading permission for the products you wish to trade and you may confirm as below.
Settings-> Account settings-> Trading Experience & Permissions

Additionally, please be advised JASDEC registration is required to trade Japanese stocks. Separate instructions will be sent.

The withdrawal Hold Period is three business days (you may withdraw funds after three business days).

Please note you will not have access to the funds prior to the settlement day. You may request to withdraw your funds the day after settlement day (Eastern time).





Frequently Asked Questions for Opening an Account

Residential Card (在留カード) is mandatory required for Non-Japanese Citizens.

Please click here for steps to complete your application.

Interactive Brokers Securities Japan (IBSJ) is a reporting financial institution subject to "Act on special Provisions of the Income Tax Act, the Corporation Tax Act, and the Local Tax Act Incidental to enforcement of Tax treaties". Therefore, those who open financial accounts with us are required to submit a self-certification. Please be advised completion of the online application will suffice the above requirement.

Meanwhile, applicants are asked to certify information stated on W-8 form upon opening an account. Please note this new process is to confirm information indicated in the self-certification, and not for external use.

Account information including account balance is subject to reporting, if the customer’s jurisdiction of residence is legally stipulated jurisdiction. Please click Here for more details.

With IBSJ accounts, you are able to trade domestic listed products as well as Japanese stock CFDs. With IBLLC accounts, you are able to trade variety of international listed products including FX. However if you are a resident of Japan, you are unable to trade Japanese domestic products. Please note you cannot transfer funds between IBSJ and IBLLC accounts.

Minimum of 1 million JPY is required to open IBSJ accounts. Minimum of 10,000USD is required to open IBLLC accounts. You would need to do an international wire transfer for funding IBLLC accounts, but JPY can be accepted. Please note you will not be able to do an international wire transfer from Mizuho accounts. You may deposit shares instead of funds of the same amount. However, if there are no transactions after 3 months, you will be charged inactivity fee of 10USD.

Individual account holders residing in Japan are restricted from trading commodity options/futures (Crude, Metal, and Agriculture). Note there are no trade restrictions on commodities for Institutional account holders. Both individual and institutional account holders may trade Index/Bond/Currency futures and options.

In accordance with the October 1, 2016 amendment of the "Act of Prevention of Transfer of criminal proceeds", applicants classified under Foreign PEPs may no longer apply for an account with IBSJ (Domestic accounts). If non-applicable, please proceed with the application by clicking "continue after confirming the above......" (Should you proceed with the application, you shall be deemed non-applicable).

Foreign PEPs is defined as below:
Those who fall under any of the items below, including those who served in the past and their family members.

  • A position corresponding to the Prime Minister, a Minister, a Vice Minister, or equivalent.
  • A position corresponding to a Supreme Court Judge or equivalent.
  • A position equivalent to Head of the Joint Staff or Vice Chief of Ground Self-Defense Force, Chief of Staff or Vice Chief of Maritime Self-Defense Force, Chief of Staff or Vice Chief of Air Self-Defense Force.
  • The Director of a Central Bank.

*Please contact IBSJ client service (03-4588-9710) if you cannot determine whether you fall under the above.

As Foreign(Non-Japanese Citizen) Ownership is limited by "Civil Aeronautics Act", "Radio law", "The broadcast act", and "The NTT Law", you may not be entitled to the shareholders benefits, as well as be listed as shareholders, in case foreign ownership exceeds the upper limit.

Please click this link for details on holding ratio and other related information.