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Prime Time: Tokyo Stock Exchange’s New Look Goes Into Effect

  • Three new market segments on Tokyo bourse take effect Monday
  • Reforms largely seen to have fallen flat after initial promise
The Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

Photographer: Toru Hanai/Bloomberg
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The Tokyo Stock Exchange implemented its biggest revamp in over 60 years on Monday, with a long-awaited but largely symbolic restructuring of its market segments.

Earlier hailed as a once-in-a-generation shift, the introduction of the three new sections -- Prime, Standard and Growth -- was intended to boost Japanese stocks’ appeal and understandability to foreign investors. But the restructuring has been met with a mixed reception and disappointed investors who wanted more sweeping reforms.