FSA issued business improvement orders to six exchanges after it found lax AML processes during on-site inspections. Of the six targeted, BitFlyer has stopped taking on new clients until it makes changes to its client management processes.
All banks and credit unions ordered to provide the details on accounts used by 10 existing Japan-North Korea joint ventures, including details on individuals and entities, assets, employees and transaction records.
FSA to issue business improvement orders on registered crypto exchanges; self-regulatory industry association to release new voluntary rules on 27 June.
BOT and Japan FSA agreement sets out process they will follow to foster greater cooperation for information sharing, on-site visits, supervisory colleges and crisis management.
HKEX and Tokyo Commodity Exchange MoU to promote cooperation through information exchanges, staff exchanges, product development and joint promotion.
FSA to conduct interviews and on-site inspections on all of Japan’s banks and credit unions’ measures to prevent money laundering and illegal remittances.
Revised code urges disclosure of plans to reduce cross-shareholdings, pushes for diversity in management, including more women non-Japanese.
New requirements include standards on system management, customer vetting, segregation of assets, removal of privacy coins, separation of duties.
Regulator is taking steps to discourage exchanges from trading privacy-focused cryptocurrencies favoured by criminals such as Monero, Dash, Zcash.
Japanese banking association asks for 6-12 months grace for implementing LEI requirements; urges for increased incentives to encourage smaller firms to obtain LEIs.