Can Banks Still Keep a Secret? – Chapter 9: Japan

Published by Cambridge University Press

May 2017

Reiko Omachi authored the Japan chapter of Can Banks Still Keep a Secret? published by Cambridge University Press. The book discusses bank secrecy/confidentiality in major financial jurisdictions around the world in the international movement for combating money laundering, terrorism funding and tax evasion.

This article discusses, with respect to Japan, an overview of the banking system, the principle of bank secrecy, the privacy protection scheme, the legal systems to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, and international cooperation for fair taxation.



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