Japan's Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet a bill (the Bill) to amend the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA)
On 22 November 2019, the Japanese Diet passed an amendment to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA), introducing new controls on foreign investment.
The Japanese Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (the FEFTA) requires prior filings with relevant ministries via the Bank of Japan for foreign investments in certain business sectors relating to national security, public...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On May 27, 2019, the Japanese government published amended rules that aim to tighten the regulatory requirements applicable to foreign direct investment (tai nai chokusetsu toshi or FDI)
As of April 1, 2019, most provisions of the "Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act," which was amended in part on December 8, 2018, will take effect.
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe beginning his fourth term as leader of Japan, his policy goals are becoming increasingly clear. He aims to lead Japan to regain its economic power, and to be ready to step up...
Pinsent Masons LLP
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved its first official development assistance loan to the African Development Fund ...
Japan’s aviation policy has been focusing on building more airports and expanding the network of routes. This policy of "building and expanding" was made possible by the airport development special account (so called "the pool system"), where revenues from all airports are collected into one account and then re-distributed.