Forty years since the 1978 peace treaty marked by a series of MoUs between central banks, securities regulators, stock exchanges and industry bodies, among others.
The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association has been given a “certified fund settlement business association” accreditation, allowing it to make rules and police domestic exchanges.
Discussions aimed at creating an integrated exchange offering both securities and commodities to boost competitiveness and attract global participants.
Japan's financial infrastructure may come under attack in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the FSA says as it prepares to guard against potential large-scale incidents.
Up to 40 brokerages face billions of yen in potential losses on over 100,000 retroactive trades they are duty-bound to make after trading was halted last week due to a connection failure.
Japanese banks face profitability pressures and asset risks, even as liquidity and capitalisation remain robust, the ratings agency said.
The bank was found to have extended inappropriate loans to businesses related to its founding members based on falsified proof of income and assets.
The FSA will conduct on-site inspections at financial institutions over the next 12 months, hoping to clean up its image with the FATF before it hosts the G20 summit next year.
In Japan, SBI Ripple Asia's new MoneyTap app will enable real time payments through bank accounts, phone numbers and QR codes.
About two-thirds of the stolen cryptocurrency belonged to customers of the exchange platform Zaif, which will receive a cash infusion from Fisco Digital Asset Group to help repay them.