Currently 2,147 companies are listed on the TSE (Oct 17, 2003):
First Section: 1,525
Second Section: 560
Major index is the TOPIX ( TO kyo stock P rice I nde X . all First Section listed shares)
The section for foreign stocks was opened in 1973 (when the TSE pushed to become an international exchange). By 1993, 120 foreign companies were listed on the TSE. However, through delisting since that time, 32 foreign companies remain. Of these 14 are from the US, and 7 are from Germany.
Why the delistings?
Japanese economy and Japanese stock market performance