Prestigious London school visits Nomura Otemachi headquarters
As part of our continuing drive to expand on financial and economic education, Nomura's Corporate Citizenship Department was delighted to have 23 students and 3 teachers from St. Benedict's School visit their headquarters in Otemachi on October 19th. The students from west London school, all of whom study economics or business, were visiting Tokyo over their half-term to enrich their subject knowledge with trips to, amongst others, Nomura and the Tokyo Stock exchange.
The tour began with the equity trading floor, after which the students viewed the Nomura Group corporate video. Then it was off to the classroom for a portion of Nomura's financial education program on foreign exchange. The "Manabou (let's learn) Classroom" usually uses the Japanese Yen as the dominant currency and is designed to teach students about the appreciation and depreciation of the yen. For this session, however, the dominant currency was changed to the British pound and they learned about foreign exchange movements through rolling a pair of dice.
At the end of the visit, the feedback from the students was excellent with comments such as "the equity trading floor was massively impressive" and "the exchange rate game is a creative and fun way to learn about how exchange rates work". Best of all was the comment from one student who said the visit had reinforced his career goal of going into banking in the future. Nomura remains fully committed to contributing to financial and economic education and looks forward to enhancing and supporting the education of young people in the future.