(Provisional translation)
March 31, 2010
Financial Services Agency

FSA publishes English translations of regulation on Credit Rating Agencies

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) has been engaged in efforts to translate major relevant regulations on Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs). As a consequence, the FSA today publishes English translations of Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Cabinet Office Ordinance on Definitions under Article 2 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Financial Instruments Business, etc. related to regulation on CRAs, and the English translation of Guidelines for Supervision of CRAs.

Please note that these are unofficial translations. Only the original Japanese text of laws and regulations has legal effect. The translations are to be used solely as reference material to aid in understanding of Japanese laws and regulations. The Government of Japan shall not be held responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the legislative material posted on this website, or for any consequences resulting from use of the information on this website. For all purposes of interpreting and applying laws and regulations to any legal issue or dispute, users should consult with the original Japanese texts published in the official gazette.



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