DEFINITION of 'Japan Credit Rating Agency - JCR'

One of the key credit rating agencies in Japan. JCR provides a number of services, including rating debt securities of all types, as well as financial market and industry research. JCR also offers political and economic research, and various publication and informational services for its data.

BREAKING DOWN 'Japan Credit Rating Agency - JCR'

JCR was founded in 1985 with $584 million of capital. The types of debt that it rates include both long- and short-term, as well as medium-term notes and asset-backed securities. JCR provides ratings and research on firms in the financial, medical and educational sectors.

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