True Worth, Tested by Time

Through challenges and ever changing tides, Morgan Stanley has been providing new values to the Japanese market for 50 years.
Defining differences in background and values as strength with our diverse talent - that is our strength.
With our “first-class business in a first-class way,” we will continue to work alongside our clients through our world-class financial solutions.

50th Anniversary History Video

Since we first opened a representative office in 1970, Morgan Stanley in Japan has consistently delivered first-class business in a first-class way. View our history video looking back on our 50 years in Japan.


Morgan Stanley has been focused on the same principle since its foundation: Putting clients first. For more than eight decades, the Firm has helped clients around the world achieve strategic goals by delivering innovative ideas, sophisticated products and exceptional access to capital markets. Nowhere is this more true than in Japan, where we have been serving clients since we first opened a representative office in Tokyo in 1970. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of our operations in Japan as well as the 10th year since we joined forces with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to create a joint venture here. We have now grown to become one of the premier financial services firms in Japan with more than 1,300 people, offering a wide range of services in investment banking, sales & trading, research, real estate and investment management.

Our strength is rooted in the company culture, which is founded on Morgan Stanley’s five core values – do the right thing, put clients first, lead with exceptional ideas, commit to diversity and inclusion, and give back. These values underpin all we do, enabling us to work as a team to serve our clients with the utmost respect and integrity, and in ways that contribute to the development of Japan’s financial markets as we leverage the Firm’s global network and experience.  

On the occasion of our anniversary, I would like to thank our clients, employees and shareholders for their continued support. We look forward to strengthening our business further and contributing to the long-term success of our clients and Japan.

Alberto Tamura
President and Chief Executive Officer
Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd.


In an advertorial on Nikkei Business Online, Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings CEO Alberto Tamura discusses our 50th anniversary, the importance of corporate culture and core values, and our commitment to the Japanese market. (Japanese only)


Morgan Stanley has a strong tradition of volunteerism. Through its philanthropy program in Japan, employees actively engage in a wide range of volunteer opportunities and fundraising activities.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Morgan Stanley, diversity is an opportunity—for clients, employees and firm. By valuing diverse perspectives, we can better serve our clients, while we help employees achieve their professional objectives.