On 13 September, FATF published a follow-up report to the 2021 mutual evaluation report on Japan’s measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, saying that the country has taken a number of actions to strengthen its framework.  In line with the FATF Procedures for mutual evaluations, the country has reported back to the FATF on the action it has taken since their mutual evaluation.  Consequently, to reflect Japan’s progress, the FATF has re-rated the country on FATF Recommendation 2 from Partially Compliant to Largely Compliant. Japan is compliant on 4 FATF Recommendations and largely compliant on 25.  The country remains partially compliant on 9 Recommendations.  Japan will remain in enhanced follow up and will continue to inform FATF of progress achieved on improving the implementation of its AML/CFT measures.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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