Thank you for the GHU info. I'll pass it on. Limit orders only. While futures are attractive, you might want to consider starting with stocks. And after a few successful years, move on to futures. The platforms the brokers provide leave much to be desired. You might want to check out Kabu.com and Okasan. I don't know how up to date the following site is, but it might be of help for tools, fees etc. http://minkabu.jp/hikaku/fee.html. Many use one broker for charts, lists etc. and another for orders. Or you could use eSignal and Livestar which I think is the cheapest for futures.