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Takahiko Wada

Japan regulatory head scolds weak regional banks: 'Don't blame BOJ'

Aug 22 2018

TOKYO Japan's top financial regulator said regional banks "should not blame the Bank of Japan" for their woes, urging them to explore ways to survive ultra-low interest rates.

Japan tells banks to report suspicious transfers by JVs with North Korea: sources

Jun 22 2018

TOKYO Japan's financial regulator has told the country's banks to report any suspicious money transfers involving 10 Japan-North Korea joint ventures, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Financial crime task force eyeing binding crypto exchange rules: Japan official

Jun 12 2018

TOKYO International financial crime-fighting group Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will start discussions later this month on introducing binding rules governing cryptocurrency exchanges, a Japanese government official familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Japan to urge G20 for steps to prevent cryptocurrency use for money laundering

Mar 13 2018

TOKYO Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Japan to urge G20 for steps to prevent cryptocurrency use for money laundering

Mar 13 2018

TOKYO Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Japan to urge G20 for steps to prevent cryptocurrency use for money laundering

Mar 13 2018

TOKYO, March 13 Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Japan to punish several cryptocurrency exchanges: sources

Mar 07 2018

TOKYO Japan's financial regulator will slap administrative punishment notices on several cryptocurrency exchanges this week and plans to force some to suspend their business, people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to set up self-regulatory body

Mar 01 2018

TOKYO Japan's 16 government-registered cryptocurrency exchanges will set up a self-regulatory body to bolster trust in an industry rocked by a $530 million digital money heist in January.

Japan Post's $1.1 billion buyout fund aims to invest with KKR, Permira, others

Mar 01 2018

TOKYO Japan Post Holding Co's new $1.1 billion private equity fund plans to team up with global buyout firms such as KKR, Blackstone and Permira to invest in companies in Japan and overseas, a senior group executive said.

Japan FSA prods banks to accelerate anti-money-laundering steps: sources

Feb 23 2018

TOKYO Japan's financial regulator, concerned that banks are falling behind in their efforts to block money-laundering and other illicit finance, is urging lenders to do more, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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