updated 3/11/2011 8:45:55 PM ET 2011-03-12T01:45:55

ADVISORY, March 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Consulate General of Japan in New York, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York (JCCINY), and Japan Society will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to show support to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan and their families.

In honor of the occasion, Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell.

In response to the disaster, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, which will work with Japanese and American non-profit organizations that are on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery in Japan. One hundred percent of tax-deductible contributions to the fund will go to organizations that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis.

To contribute to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund or for more information, please visit www.japansociety.org or email japanrelief@japansociety.org.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET   

Contacts:

Naoko Kawaguchi
Advisor, Japan Information Center
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10171
(212) 418-4459 (office)
naoko.kawaguchi@mofa.go.jp

Daniel Rosenblum
Vice President, External Relations
Japan Society
(212) 715-1242 (office)
(973) 632-5664 (mobile)
drosenblum@japansociety.org

Shannon Jowett
Director, Communications
Japan Society
(212) 715-1205 (office)
sjowett@japansociety.org

Jon Schwab
Manager, Public Relations
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
(212) 246-8001
jschwab@jcciny.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

Facebook and Twitter:

For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at:

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For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at:

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York:

Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, functions to help its members better understand the business practices and cultures of the United States and Japan. To achieve these goals, the Chamber sponsors various seminars, activities and events in an effort to enhance the alliances within the business and local communities of the New York Metropolitan area. For more information, please visit our website ( www.jcciny.org ).

About Japan Society:

Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation. More than a hundred years after the Society's founding, its goal remains the same—the cultivation of a constructive, resonant and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com . *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx ).

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