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International entity takes issue with Japan’s efforts to combat money laundering 

  • August 31, 2021
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All national dailies took up a report issued by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force on its survey of programs instituted by member states aimed at preventing money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. They highlighted the panel’s recommendation for Japan to strengthen surveillance of financial institutions and impose tougher penalties. Nikkei said the GOJ plans to launch an inter-ministry taskforce to enforce more effective measures against illicit money transfers, including adopting more stringent penalties and empowering investigative authorities.   

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