The formerly Nomura zaibatsu
(野村財閥) is a company headquartered in Chuo
is one of the 23 special wards that form the heart of Tokyo, Japan. The ward refers to itself as Chūō City in English.Its Japanese name literally means "Central Ward," and it is historically the main commercial center of Tokyo, although Shinjuku has risen to challenge it since the end of World War II...
Nomura is one of the major industrial and financial conglomerate groupings of Japan
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. Osaka Nomura bank was founded by Tokushichi Nomura II
is the founder of the Nomura Group zaibatsu who formed Nomura Securities in 1925. He was born in present-day Yao, Osaka. He was known in childhood as Shinnosuke. In 1928, he was appointed to the House of Peers in Japan.- First fortune :...
in 1919 after many successful business ventures; it was established on the Mitsui zaibatsu model. Like the majority of Japanese conglomerates and zaibatsu, its origins were in Osaka
is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu, a designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the biggest part of Keihanshin area, which is represented by three major cities of Japan, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe...
, but today operates out of Tokyo.
The group is involved in numerous industries, from oil and gas to construction, chemicals and foodstuffs, as well as what it is known for internationally, as a financial powerhouse.
Noteworthy group member Nomura Securities, Japan's most well-known stock brokerage firm, is an internationally known conglomerate of financial services. Nomura also has major offices at the World Financial Center
The World Financial Center is a complex of buildings across West Street from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan in New York City, overlooking the Hudson River. This complex is home to offices of companies including Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets, Nomura Group, the Wall Street...
in New York City, at the International Finance Centre
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in Hong Kong, and at Angel Lane in The City of London. Other large group members are Resona Bank and Osaka Gas.
Nomura's Securities company was originally a bond
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trading firm that was spun off from Osaka Nomura Bank in 1925, it gained the authority to trade stock in 1938, and went public in 1961. It also has a number of international offices of its own. Nomura Securities has recently taken over the European and Asian operations of bankrupt Lehman Brothers
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Nomura Holdings, Inc. is the holding company
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of the Nomura Group. As a keiretsu
A is a set of companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings. It is a type of business group. The keiretsu has maintained dominance over the Japanese economy for the greater half of the twentieth century....
, it does not directly run member companies, rather it keeps cross shareholdings and manages financial assistance among member companies which help to deflect hostile takeovers.
In 2008, Nomura Group was crowned Deal of the Year - Equity Market Deal of the Year at the 2008 ALB Japan Law Awards
- Osaka Gas
, commonly written as 大阪ガス, is a Japanese gas company based in Osaka, Japan. It supplies gas to the Kansai region, especially Keihanshin area.-Overview:*Senboku Power Fuel Company Limited*Osaka Gas Energy America-External links:...
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