Selected Articles

Nov 18 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Nov. 18)

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FSA Policy Our discussion on FDI with MoF and FSA continue. We submitted a brief letter that endorsed the comment letter prepared by SIFMA, responding to the OECD Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One (Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalisation of the Economy)”,...
Nov 11 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Nov. 11)

FSA Policy We continue to work with MOF, METI and FSA on the FDI issue regarding, exemptions and clarifications as they start to develop the lower level ordinances. Particular areas of discussion that require clarification includes Sovereign Weath Funds, Overseas Pension Funds and Custodian...
Nov 06 2019

Official Notification; November 2019

2019年11月 各位 「国際銀行協会(IBA)主催の宝くじの当選に関する案内」と称する電子メールが送付されています。これは宝くじを語る詐欺と思われます。このような宝くじは存在しませんし当協会と一切関係がありません。当協会は、日本において活動する外資系銀行及び外資系証券会社のための一般社団法人です。当協会はこのような宝くじを運営しておりません。 一般社団法人国際銀行協会 Nov. 2019. Recently we have been made aware of widespread fraudulent e-mails referring to a lottery run by our...
Oct 29 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Oct. 29)

Only 4 weeks to go Our biggest annual event our 2019 AGM, Commissioner Endo Speech, and reception (2019 Event Powered by Green Energy). Please book your places as soon as possible. This will be the last IBA Japan news before the Rugby World Cup 2019 final and third place matches this coming weekend...
Aug 06 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Aug. 6)

The dearth of AI skills in Japan is a frequently discussed topic these days. The government is doing its part to create an AI talent pool. However, some Japanese companies are taking the issue into their own hands. Daikin develops its own AI Talent Pool (courtesy of Reuters). Please note we will...
Sep 03 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Sept. 3)

Firstly this week I am delighted to welcome Atsushi Hirayama to our team. Atsushi joins us with a wealth of experience in the Securities Sector having worked for the last 20 years at Mizuho Securities. Prior to that he worked at Mitsui Trust and Banking and Japan Bankers Trust. His work at Mizuho...
Sep 30 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Sept. 30)

I hope you are continuing to enjoy the Rugby World Cup. The quality of Rugby being played is excellent and truly world class and a joy to watch. Congratulations to all the teams playing in what are still quite humid conditions. This morning I attended World Investor Week 2019 Opening Ceremony and...
Oct 21 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Oct. 29)

One article to highlight this week on the important topic of financial crime and cybersecurity; an interesting perspective from McKinsey on “ Financial crime and fraud in the age of cybersecurity ”. To the Japanese RWC 2019 team and supporters. A mix of commiserations at losing on Sunday but...
Oct 16 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Oct. 10)

Last week was major conference week in Tokyo. I attended two/three. Developments in Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets - Japan and Asia held by the JSDA & ICMA. I understand 600 people attended this extremely popular event. Lots of interesting panels on different types of Green Bonds...

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