Region: Japan

US enforcement officials urged to curb machine tool shipments to Russia

A Ukrainian NGO has met with senior enforcement officials in the justice and commerce departments to encourage them to disrupt Russia’s access to high-tech machine tools produced by companies in the West and allied countries.

21 December 2023

Counsel Watch: Ghosn faces battle over historic defence fees

In the latest counsel watch, a lawsuit over former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's legal defence bills has shone a light on the firms he hired for various investigations, and digital infrastructure company SolarWinds has hired two white shoe firms to help fight an SEC lawsuit over alleged cyber security lapses.

10 November 2023

BIS will push agents to pursue “bigger” enforcement cases

The head of the US civil export controls enforcer said the agency will start using a new internal grading system that rewards investigators who pursue cases with important implications for national security.

12 October 2023

Asia-Pacific Compliance Enforcement

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12 October 2023

Japanese crane builder to pay $43m over US emissions breaches

01 September 2023

SEC, CFTC announce new round of personal messaging penalties

Two US regulators have announced fines totalling $549 million against nine financial institutions over their “widespread” use of unapproved messaging platforms for business.

08 August 2023

G7 announces anti-corruption taskforce for Ukraine

G7 members issued a joint statement saying they are coming together to fight corruption in Ukraine with a task force.

07 July 2023


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Notifications detailing mandatory cybersecurity standards have been issued by various government departments in Japan. For instance, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industries issued the Information Security Management Standards in 2003, formulated in accordance with international standards and practices so that they would contribute to the smooth operation of information security audit systems in Japan.

09 June 2023

NYSDFS order highlights cybersecurity compliance expectations

Crypto platform BitFlyer USA translated many of the cybersecurity policies from its Japanese parent company, leaving some parts poorly or fully untranslated, and failed to review its procedures according to its risk profile.

10 May 2023

Former ad agency head admits to Tokyo Olympics bribes

20 February 2023

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