News & Analysis
Japan Warns Online Gamblers Of Criminal Prosecution
BetMGM To Be Profitable In 2023 As MGM Signals Progress In New York, Japan
Japan To Mull Sports-Betting Expansion, Says Report
News In Brief: April 25-April 29, 2022
Research & Reports
Asia Gambling Outlook - September 2022
This edition of VIXIO GamblingCompliance's Outlook provides high-level intelligence and forecasts for the Asian online gambling market, as it navigates ongoing damage, dislocation and opportunity from the coronavirus pandemic, and as major emerging markets including Japan and India balance forces supporting prohibition or liberalisation.
This outlook report includes:
Japan: Financial Services Agency Publishes Report on Current Status and Challenges of Countermeasures for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
On October 23, 2019, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) published a report titled the "Current Situation and Issues of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Measures in Japan".
Q&A: Gambling Regulation in Japan
The first integrated resort (IR) in Japan is expected in the mid-2020s, following passage of the Integrated Resorts (IRs) Development Law, which allows for the initial establishment of three IRs, in July 2018, in the wake of the Basic Law on Gambling etc. Dependence Countermeasures.
EU and Japan Agreement to Create World’s Largest Area for Secure Data Flows
On July 17, 2018, the European Commission announced the successful completion of discussions with Japan in relation to adopting reciprocal adequacy decisions, with an eye to establishing a safe space that will ensure stable and secure data flows between them. By means of this mutual adequacy arrangement, the two territories recognised each other’s data protection systems as equivalently offering a high level of protection of individuals’ personal data.
Japan: New Data Protection Law Amendments Come Into Effect
On May 30, 2017, the Personal Information Protection Commission announced that the amendments made to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information had come into effect.
The revised Act on the Protection of Personal Information, which proposes "to protect the rights and interests of individuals while ensuring due consideration that proper and effective use of personal information", included some additions, clarifications and changes: