Sep 24, 2017

Virtual currency exchanges to be put under surveillance by FSA

The Financial Services Agency will put virtual currency exchanges operating in the country under full surveillance from October, officials have said. The FSA will monitor whether the exchanges for bitcoin and other digital currencies have appropriate internal systems, including ones to protect customer assets. If ...

Masamichi Kono to be named OECD deputy secretary-general

May 2, 2017

Masamichi Kono to be named OECD deputy secretary-general

The OECD is set to appoint Masamichi Kono, a former senior official at the Financial Services Agency, as deputy secretary-general, according to informed sources. Kono, 61, will succeed Rintaro Tamaki, 63, whose term is scheduled to expire at the end of July. Kono, an expert in ...

Nov 5, 2016

FSA policy on regional banks

The Financial Services Agency will have to thread a narrow line as it urges regional banks to boost their lending to small and medium-size firms.

Aug 24, 2016

FSA extends safety net for banks, insurers ahead of Britain's EU exit

The Financial Services Agency is extending provisions that help regional financial institutions get public funds in response to risks posed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, sources say. The regulator, which oversees banks, securities brokerages and other financial institutions, is extending by five ...