As expected, the Japanese government has expanded the number of technology sectors that require prior notification from foreign investors. Among the sectors included: semiconductors, industrial robots, storage batteries, and “permanent magnets.” Full list, thresholds, and details inside.
Japan’s tighter rules around foreign direct investment are now in effect. As we covered back in March, the new rules require that foreign investors pre-notify authorities when they acquire stakes greater than one percent in certain Japanese companies. Details, the rule, downloads, and contacts are inside.
As expected, Japan’s Ministry of Finance proposed new rules on foreign direct investment, citing a “global trend” and specifically mentioning the adoption of FIRRMA. Details, prior coverage, downloadable resources, and more are inside.
Japan’s Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, widely referred to as “The Forex Act,” implements Japanese import and export controls (among other things). Revisions to Forex were green-lighted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in October of 2019.
As expected, the Japanese Ministry of Finance approved an amendment that requires prior notification of direct foreign investments. Details inside…
As has been anticipated, the Japanese government disclosed on Oct. 3 that it would update its foreign investment law to ensure national security.
According to a recent article, Japan is planning “harsh” new rules on foreign investment in industries critical to national security.