Update : Feb. 07, 2005
There are three separate sections within the TSE market. The first, second sections, and Mothers (venture capital market). The first section is for the largest, most successful companies - often referred to as 'blue chips'. The second section is for smaller companies with lower trading volume levels. Mothers (market for the growth and emerging stocks), established in November 1999, is for newer, innovative venture enterprises, both in Japan and overseas.