Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is one of the leading stock exchanges in Tokyo, Japan. Its story dates back to 1878 when the then Finance Minister of Japan, Ōkuma Shigenobu teamed up with the capitalist advocate Shibusawa Eiichi to commence trading in securities.
It dominates the Asian market with over 2,300 listed companies. In 2012, the exchange entered a merger with Osaka Securities Exchange after obtaining approval by the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, which led to its re-launch in 2013. Despite hurdles with technological bugs, the exchange has continued to remain significant in the stock markets globally.