From the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Portal
Non Japanese issuers can sell bonds into Japan either as a: (i) Samurai Bond primary offering (boshu); or as a (ii) Uridashi secondary offering outside Japan. For more detailed information on How to Offer Bonds in Japan please check this "Bond Offerings in Japan" document.
A Samurai bond is a yen-denominated bond issued by non-Japanese companies in Tokyo . They are typically denominated in Yen and subject to Japanese law.
In the Collaborative Bond and Money Market Data Model the Samurai classification appears within the field Distribution.
On the 1st of November 2015, the size of the Samurai Bond Market was JPY 9tn (USD73.2bn).
For information on the current size of the Samurai Bond Market, please use our data sheet tool.
For information on the composition of the Samurai Bond Market, please use our issuer search tool.
For information on active dealers in the Samurai Bond Market, please use our dealer search tool.