IFLR Regulatory Capital Survey 2013 (Japan Survey)


Section 1: Basel III implementation -

1.1 How advanced is Basel III implementation in your jurisdiction?

The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) has issued the following revised notifications: Notification 19 of 2006 of the Financial Services Agency, as amended, for banks (Bank Notification); and Notification 20 of 2006 of the Financial Services Agency, as amended, for bank holding companies (Bank Holding Company Notification). The Bank Notification and the Bank Holding Company Notifications are collectively referred to as the Notifications. IFSA has also issued the Comprehensive Guidelines for Supervision of Major Banks Etc (Supervisory Guidelines).

The IFSA has issued the Notifications and Supervisory Guidelines under the Banking Act of Japan to implement the Basel III proposals (except for certain matters such as capital conservation buffers) that became effective as of March 31 2013.

Originally published in International Financial Law Review on December 2, 2013.

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