Company Information

Company Name Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
Date of Establishment April 1, 1985
Location of Office Jiji Press Building, 5-15-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0061
Paid-in Capital JPY 584 million
Representative Shokichi Takagi, President
Business Operation
Credit Rating Business
Ancillary Business
Customers’ Financial Strength Assessment Service
SME Rating
Provision of Credit Risk Estimation Model
Evaluation of Financial Strength for Municipal Governments over Financial Institutions
Private Rating and Private Credit Assessments
Credit Assessment by Scenarios
Servicer Rating
Provision of General Information and Knowledge about Credit Rating
Provision of Credit Rating Information and Other Information to Subscribers
Green Bond Evaluation

■ History

April 1985 Establishment of the Company
July 1986 Launch of fee-based rating for Yen-denominated foreign bonds
July 1987 Launch of fee-based rating for domestic bonds
December 1988 Launch of fee-based rating for commercial paper
May 1997 The first publication of rating for ability to pay insurance claims in Japan
September 2004 Launch of rating for loan
March 2006 Recognized as an eligible ECAI under BIS regulations in Japan
June 2007 Recognized as an eligible ECAI under BIS regulations in France
August 2007 Recognized as an eligible ECAI under BIS regulations in Belgium
September 2007 Registered as an NRSRO with the U.S. SEC (JCR withdrew the registration with respect to Asset-Backed Securities in December 2010)
April 2008 Recognized as an eligible ECAI under BIS regulations in Luxembourg
June 2008 Recognized as an eligible ECAI under BIS regulations in Germany
September 2010 Registered as a Credit Rating Agency with Financial Services Agency (Japan)
January 2011 Received Certification for a Credit Rating Agency under EU Regulations on Credit Rating Agencies
November 2011 Recognized as an eligible ECAI under BIS regulations in Hong Kong
January 2015 Recognized as a Credit Rating Agency for Non-bank Corporate External Debt Regulation, in Indonesia
October 2015 Certified as an Approved Credit Rating Agency established under a foreign law, in Thailand