About the Author/Designer


This website is designed and the data prepared by Attorney Roderick H. Seeman. Attorney Seeman is licensed as an attorney in the United States of America. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, where he specialized in Japanese financial laws. He worked for five years at the Tokyo main office of Wako Securities, a major Japanese stockbroker. Attorney Seeman is bilingual and was in fact the first Westerner to obtain a Japanese stockbroker's license*, by passing the Japanese language exam (shokengyo gaimuin shiken). Most relevantly, he has maintained a database on the complete financial statement data covering all companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since the mid-1980s. He also maintains a website on Japanese laws, primarily financial laws. This can be found at www.JapanLaw.com. Some users of this website may find that useful as it includes translations of the regulations covering the preparation of financial statements, which are useful in understanding the financial statements included in this website. To see the "qualification" certification on Attorney Seeman's license click here.