(Provisional translation)
June 20, 2022
Financial Services Agency

Assistant Commissioner of International Affairs Office Elected New Co-Chair of the FATF Policy Development Group

At the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) Plenary from 14th to 17th June 2022, the FATF appointed HABUCHI Takahide, Assistant Commissioner of International Affairs Office of Japan FSA, as new Co-Chair of the FATF PDG (Policy Development Group), one of the five standing committees at the FATF. PDG conducts policy developments, including revision of the FATF Standards. His term is the two years from June 2022 to June 2024. This is the first time that Japan FSA serves as Co-Chair of a FATF standing committee. 
(*1) FATF (Financial Action Task Force) is an intergovernmental body that promotes international coordination against money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing. For details, please see the FATF’s website.
(*2) Since 2019, HABUCHI Takahide has also served as Co-Chair of the FATF Virtual Asset Contact Group under the PDG, which was established in response to the revisions of the FATF Standards on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.  


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