AML Compliance in Japan: A Risk-Based Approach

As the Financial Action Task Force and the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering approaches its fourth round for mutual evaluation of Japan’s anti-money laundering compliance regime, many institutions—particularly regional and community banks—have found grasping the fundamentals of the problem a challenge. Now, with guidance from local regulators and experience shared by global practitioners, the transition from a procedures-based to a risk-based approach is under way.