Education and Research in Economics and Finance
Capitalizing on financial and economic expertise accumulated through its securities business, Daiwa Securities Group engages in business-academia collaborations and supports programs for junior and senior high school students as well as teachers. We believe that economic and financial education is important in helping young people develop the capacity to build their own lives and shape the future world.
Example of Business-Academia Collaborations: University of Tokyo Hongo Tech Garage (Donation Project by Daiwa Securities Group)
Daiwa Securities Group supports the University of Tokyo Hongo Tech Garage, which was established by the University of Tokyo in 2016 as a site to advance entrepreneurship education (a donation project by Daiwa Securities Group). To date, the project has drawn nearly 500 students and other participants, leading to the launching of several companies each year. Among such companies, teTra aviation corp., has achieved success. Established in 2018, the company became the sole prize-winning team in the world competition for personal flying devices sponsored by Boeing in February 2020.
Lecture for Junior High School Students Conducted (December 2020)
Daiwa Asset Management Co., Ltd. conducted a lecture using Zoom for students in the third year of high school at Takamatsu Junior High School, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Education of Kagawa University. The students prepared fund proposals based on the concept of an investment trust that contributes to individual and societal prosperity in the future. Daiwa Asset Management fund managers and product development personnel then provided feedback.
The lecture conducted by personnel who currently work for an asset management company was well received and provided an opportunity for the students to deepen their understanding of finance and investment trusts.
In the future, Daiwa Asset Management plans to expand the scope to include high school students and will take further measures to promote economic and financial education.
Financial Education Textbook "Let's Learn about Stocks"
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. prepared "Let's Learn about Stocks," a financial education textbook targeting upper-grade elementary school children and above, with support from school teachers.
Published by DAN Advertising, Inc.
Upper-grade elementary school children and above
- Company role
- Structure of the corporation and financing with shares
- The role of stock exchanges and how stocks are helping
- Role of securities companies
Support to "Job Museum" and "Job Almanac"
Support provided for “Job Museum,” career education materials for elementary and junior high school students released by The Asahi Shimbun Company.
- The web version, "Job Museum Kids," has a quiz and other features enabling visitors to enjoy the site like a game.
- The “Job Museum Repository” is a Website that presents information on hands-on learning and other topics
- "The “Job Almanac 2021” complies with the guidelines for teaching.
- "Job Almanac 2021" Donation of 70,000 copies (published on June 21, 2021)
- "Job Almanac 2020" Donation of 70,000 copies (published on June 29, 2020)
- "Job Almanac 2019" Donation of 67,000 copies (published on June 17, 2019)
- "Job Almanac 2018" Donation of 64,000 copies (published on June 15, 2018)
Pages Posted by Daiwa Securities＜Japanese only＞
- "Job Almanac 2021"
- What are SDG Bonds?
- "Job Almanac 2020"
- What does a securities analyst do?
- Job Almanac 2019
- What happens in a trading room?
- Job Almanac 2018
- What jobs do people do at a securities company?
- Job Almanac 2017
- How can money be raised to expand a company?
- Job Almanac 2016
- What are stocks?
Information on economic and financial education learning website
The website sets up five categories, including "Money Lessons," "Family Finances" and "Education Funds," and disseminates columns that provide tips to child-rearing generations.
Picture book of money for toddlers "a-i-u-e-o kane no ehon"
This is a website where adults and toddlers of the child-raising generation can study together and learn the Japanese hiragana.
Daiwa Internet TV
In 2000, Daiwa Securities Group began "Daiwa Securities Information TV," Japan's only channel dedicated to securities information, on the multichannel pay TV broadcast service "SKY Perfect TV!" Since April 2011, we have been producing "Daiwa Internet TV" at our own studio and distributing it online in an effort to target a wider range of viewers. We distribute information on the Tokyo market five times a day in a timely manner, while providing local market information from Hong Kong and New York every day.
In addition to these daily programs, we distribute corporate information as well as video reports where analysts and economists at Daiwa Securities and DIR provide commentaries on current issues in an easy-to-understand way.
On a new program called “Take Note! SDG/ESG Investment will Change the World” that was launched in July 2020, Daiwa Securities strategists provide straightforward explanations of SDG/ESG investment.
Our Daiwa Internet TV initiative was introduced by the SDG Industry Matrix for Financial Services (issued jointly by the United Nations Global Compact and KPMG International in 2015) as a case for Goal 4 "Quality Education." The report highlighted Daiwa's timely and free of charge provision of a variety of financial and investment information.
We will continue to make efforts to produce programs that can be viewed by not only investors but also those who are new to investment, and that can support the journey from savings to asset building.
Support for KidZania
Daiwa Securities Group is a supporter of KidZania, a theme park designed to offer work experiences to children, and has been providing support to the facilities in Tokyo and Koshien (Hyogo Prefecture) since they opened. KidZania provides children from the age of three to 15 with programs that enable them to learn the mechanisms of society in a fun way. In the Daiwa Securities pavilions, children act as consultants at a securities company, giving advice to clients, going to nearby pavilions, and checking their levels of traffic and popular products. Based on the results of those checks, they then make investment recommendations for their clients.
Daiwa Securities Group cooperates with Finance Parks operated by Junior Achievement Japan, a public interest incorporated foundation. This program provides opportunities for junior high school students to learn economic and financial mechanisms that will be necessary for them in their adult life. Finance Parks have been operating in Shinagawa (Tokyo), Kyoto, Iwaki (Fukushima Prefecture), and Sendai (Miyagi Prefecture). We have set up pseudo-branches of Daiwa Securities in these parks.
Number of participants in Finance Parks for FY2020
(In FY2020, the program was conducted in a school style from the perspective of preventing COVID-19 infections.)
- Shinagawa: 153
- Iwaki: 246
- Sendai: 853
Daiwa Securities Group supports CEE Japan, a general incorporated association, to provide economic education programs for school teachers. In partnership with the U.S. Council for Economic Education (CEE), we seek to implement programs tailored to Japanese schools.
Introduction of Books
Economic Puzzle Sleuths: Understanding the True Meaning of Money
Written by Susumu Okano
The Asahi Gakusei Shimbun Company
This book explains the economy as a whole in an easy to understand way, from the beginning of money to recent worldwide financial crises. On reading through the book, readers will be able to see the flow of the global economy and acquire a general knowledge of money, as hints for living a wise life.
Economics Learned by American High School Students
Written by Gary E. Clayton
Translated by the Product Planning Department of Daiwa Securities
Translation supervised by the Education Business Department of Daiwa Institute of Research
This book is the translation of the 1999 version of “Economics: Principles and Practices,” which is a textbook generally used by U.S. high school students. The translation work was carried out by the Product Planning Department of Daiwa Securities and the Education Business Department of Daiwa Institute of Research. The book explains in an easy to understand way the mechanisms of the economy, such as how the prices of goods are determined.
Student Company Program (Company Management Experience Program)
Daiwa Securities Group cooperates with the Student Company Program provided by Junior Achievement Japan. In the program, high school students learn about management and the functioning of companies by actually managing a stock company. In FY2013, high school students in Tokyo established a stock company during an extracurricular class. Daiwa Securities Group employees participated as outside directors for six months, providing advice on company management.