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Japanese Regulator Unveils New Regulatory Framework on High-Frequency Trading, Seeking Public Comments

On May 17, 2017, the Japanese Diet passed an amendment bill (the “2017 Amendment”) to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (Act No. 25 of 1948) (the “FIEA”). The 2017 Amendment includes new regulation on...more

Data Security in Japan: New Cross-Border Data Transfer Rule

Does your business outside of Japan receive any personal information from Japan, perhaps from your affiliates, business partners, or customers based in Japan? Does your business in Japan transfer any personal information...more

New Japanese Fund Regulatory Framework: FSA’s Proposed Rules and Public Consultation

On May 27, 2015, an amendment bill to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (“FIEA”) passed the Diet, which would come into effect sometime next year but no later than June 3, 2016 (“2015 Amendment”). The 2015...more

Japanese Fund Regulatory Framework—2015 Amendment

On March 24, 2015, an amendment bill (“Amendment Bill”) to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (“FIEA”) was approved by the Cabinet and was submitted to the Diet for its consideration. The Amendment Bill...more

Global Food, Drug and Medical Device Newsletter

In this issue: Legislative Updates: - (i) USA - (ii) EU - (iii) China - (iv) Australia - (v) Japan. - Featured Articles: - (i) Caffeinated Energy Drinks - a Global Perspective - (ii)...more

Unification of Japan’s Food Labeling Laws

On April 5, 2013, Japan’s Cabinet Office approved a new food labeling bill which is being raised in the National Diet (Diet) at this year’s session. If the bill (to be known as the Food Labeling Act once adopted by the Diet)...more

Japan’s New Feed-in Tariffs: Government’s Model Contract Available Now

I. Introduction of FIT in July 2012 - On July 1, 2012, the Act on Special Measures concerning Procurement of Renewable Energy Sourced Electricity by Electric Utilities (Act No. 108 of 2011) (the “RE Act”) came into...more

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