What’s New on the FSA Website
Week of July 24 - July 28, 2017
This page contains the latest in events, developments, and updates to the FSA website.
|July 28, 2017:||Press Conference by the Minister for Financial Services (June 14, 2017) Japanese version|
(The following press releases are available in English)
|July 27, 2017:||Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) Joint Committee published an Annual Report and a consultative document "Guidance on Host Economy Laws and Regulations relating to the ARFP"|
|July 25, 2017:||Public Statement by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)|
|July 28, 2017:||Updated statistics of money lending business|
|July 25, 2017:||Updated list of issuers of gift certificates in repayment procedures based on the “Payment Services Act”|
(The following press releases are available in Japanese)
|July 28, 2017:||Administrative action against MONEY SQUARE JAPAN, INC. (Kanto Local Finance Bureau)
The Kanto Local Finance Bureau took an administrative action against MONEY SQUARE JAPAN, INC. (Type I financial instruments business operator), ordering the improvement of its business operations pursuant to the “Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.” This administrative action is due to the entity’s insufficient security management system regarding the protection of customer information, which was found in the report submitted by the entity to the Kanto Local Finance Bureau on the leak of personal information at the entity caused by cyber-attacks through unauthorized network access.
|July 26, 2017:||An updated list of entities that are operating financial instruments businesses without proper registration (Kanto Local Finance Bureau)
The FSA and the Kanto Local Finance Bureau issued warnings to entities that are operating financial instruments businesses without proper registration. (cf. updated list of Japan-based entities).
|July 28, 2017:||Request for financial measures to deal with disasters caused by the heavy rain which started on July 22, 2017 (The Akita Local Finance Office of the Tohoku Local Finance Bureau)
The Akita Local Finance Office of the Tohoku Local Finance Bureau and the Bank of Japan’s Akita branch issued a joint statement titled “Financial Measures to deal with disasters caused by the heavy rain which started on July 22, 2017” to the relevant financial institutions. The statement requests financial institutions in Akita Prefecture to appropriately deal with victims of the disaster considering their circumstances, such as by making the repayment of deposits flexible.
|July 28, 2017:||The first publication of the list of financial institutions signing up to the “Principles for Customer-Oriented Business Conduct” and publicizing their respective customer-oriented business approaches
The FSA published the list of financial institutions signing up to the “Principles for Customer-Oriented Business Conduct” and publicizing their respective customer-oriented business approaches by the end of June 2017 in order to visualize financial institutions’ initiatives and efforts.
|July 27, 2017:||Announcement of personnel changes (announced July 27, 2017)|
- About FSAPage list
- Ministerial Team
- Annual Reports
- Financial Policies Monitor
- Laws & RegulationsPage list
- Name of Laws and Regulations(PDF)
- Financial Instruments and Exchange Act
- Recent Changes
- Public Comment
- No Action Letter System
- PrinciplesPage list
- Strategic Directions and Priorities
- Progress and Assessment of the Strategic Directions and Priorities
- Policy Approaches to Strengthen Cyber Security in the Financial Sector
- Financial Monitoring Policy
- AnnouncementsPage list
- Press Conferences
- Press Releases
- Official Statements
- Great East Japan Earthquake-Related Information
- The Earthquake Centered in the Kumamoto Region of Kumamoto Prefecture 2016-Related Information
- List of Institutions
- To Operators of Specially Permitted Businesses for Qualified Institutional Investors, etc.