JSDA's Response to COVID-19
At the JSDA, with a view to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following measures have been implemented.
In our previous announcement dated March 30 (below), the JSDA implemented measures to be effective until “end April 2020.” Following the extension of the declaration of the state of emergency on May 4 by the Japanese government, the JSDA has decided to leave these measures in effect until such time that changes are deemed appropriate.
The JSDA has, since April 7 when the declaration of the state of emergency was made, limited the number of staff physically coming to the office through the use of telework.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but your understanding would be greatly appreciated.
Following the declaration of the state of emergency dated April 7, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic by the Japanese government, from the perspective of ensuring the safety of its officers and employees, the JSDA has decided to limit the number of staff physically coming to the office, through the use of telework.
As a result, some areas of the JSDA’s work—for instance, responses to inquiries or announcements/publication of data—may experience delays or changes. In such an instance, the relevant department(s) will be in contact with member firms.
At the same time, given the importance of ensuring smooth processing of security transactions and sustaining the functions of the securities market even under the state of emergency, the JSDA is committed to maintain its basic functions to the extent possible. As such, we request the kind cooperation of our member firms for our activities.
Going forward, the JSDA intends to notify members as necessary through the WAN notification system, in addition to updating the JSDA website.
At present these measures are in effect until end April 2020; however, revisions will be made in accordance with changes to the circumstances.