BNP Paribas Japan About BNP Paribas

In Japan


A leading foreign financial institution

The history of BNP Paribas in Japan dates back to 1867 when Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris, the predecessor to BNP, opened a branch office in Yokohama. In 1907, Paribas participated in arranging Japanese government bonds issued in Europe. The BNP Tokyo Branch was established in 1973.

Today, BNP Paribas is a provider of financial services on a global scale. In Japan, BNP Paribas has long-term relationships with leading organisations and deep knowledge of the local market. BNP Paribas provides clients access to the world through one of the largest international banking networks, and delivers specialist solutions.

BNP Paribas employs around 700 people in Japan in its core businesses of Corporate and Institutional Banking (BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited and BNP Paribas Tokyo Branch), Asset Management and Insurance.


History of BNP Paribas in Japan

BNP Paribas in Japan has a solid foundation of experience and successful performance which is fostered throughout a long history of cooperation. With over 150 years of experience, BNP Paribas has built a unique operation that meets the needs of its clients in Japan.

1867 Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris opens Yokohama Branch Office (-1877).
1907 Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas (the future Paribas) participates in arranging Japanese government bonds in Europe.
1968 Banque Nationale de Paris opens the Tokyo Representative Office. Status upgraded to Branch Office in 1973.
1973 Compagnie Financière de Paris et des Pays-Bas becomes first European company to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (-1982 as name changed).
2000 Following the creation of the BNP Paribas Group in 2000, BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited, Tokyo Branch, and BNP Paribas Asset Management Japan Ltd were founded.
2010 The combined entity renamed BNP Paribas Investment Partners Japan Ltd.
2017 BNP Paribas Investment Partners Ltd. changes name to BNP Paribas Asset Management Japan Ltd.
2018 Cardif Assurance Vie Japan Branch and Cardif-Assurances Risques Divers Japan Branch incorporated as Japanese insurance companies, Cardif Assurance Vie Japan and Cardif Assurances Risques Divers Japan.