Definitions of the Attestations for Japan

Definition of foreign and domestic politically exposed persons (PEPs) 

“Foreign and domestic politically exposed persons (hereinafter, PEPs)” are persons that have an important public position, the persons that had these positions, or the families of these persons. The following persons fall under the heading of PEPs.

  1. Those persons who are currently in the following public positions in the country, or those persons who were in these positions in the past

    • Head of State, Prime Minister, a Minister, a Vice Minister of State, or their equivalent

    • The Chairperson of the House of Representatives, the Vice Chairperson of the House of Representatives, or the Chairperson of the House of Councilors, or the Vice Chairperson of the House of Councilors or their equivalent

    • A Supreme Court Judge or their equivalent

    • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Government Representative, or Plenipotentiary

    • The Joint Chief of Staff, Deputy Joint Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff, Ground Self-Defense Force, Deputy Chief of Staff, Ground Self-Defense Force, Chief of Staff, Naval Self-Defense Force, Deputy Chief of Staff, Naval Self-Defense Force, Chief of Staff, Air Self-Defense Force, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Self-Defense Force

    • Officer of the central bank

    • Officer of a corporation whose budget must be approved or ratified by the Diet

  2. A family member of a person in 1. above (the spouse (including the de facto marriage partner), father, mother, children, siblings, or the father, mother, or children of the spouse)

Definition of anti-social forces

“Anti-social forces” means an Oorganized Ccrime Ggroup, members of an Oorganized Ccrime Ggroup, quasi-members of an Oorganized Ccrime Ggroup, a company that is related to an Oorganized Ccrime Ggroup, corporate racketeer, an individualgroup conducting criminal activities under the guise of social activismcampaigns, a special intellectual violenceintelligence organized crime group, any parties similar to those listed in the foregoing, or any party that engages in anti-social conduct.

Anti-social forces refers to the parties set forth below:

  • Organized Crime Groups (“Boryokudan”)

  • A member of an Organized Crime Group or a person who was a former member of an Organized Crime Group within the past 5 years

  • A quasi-member of an Organized Crime Group

  • A company that is related to an Organized Crime Group

  • A corporate racketeer etc.

  • A group or an individual etc. conducting criminal activities under the guise of social activism

  • A group or an individual etc. conducting criminal activities under the guise of political activism

  • A special intellectual violence group etc.

  • Any parties similar to those listed in the foregoing

  • Those parties to whom any of the following items are applicable:

    • A party that has a relationship with an Organized Crime Group for which it is found that a member of an Organized Crime Group, etc., controls the management

    • A party that has a relationship with an Organized Crime Group for which it is found that a member of an Organized Crime Group, etc., is substantially involved in the management 

    • A party that has a relationship with an Organized Crime Group for which it is found that it is relying on an organized crime for the purpose of unfairly benefiting itself, its own company or a third party, or of damaging a third party

    • A party that has a relationship with an Organized Crime Group for which it is found that party is providing funds, benefits or services to the Organized Crime Group

    • A party that has a relationship that is socially condemnable with an Organized Crime Group etc. wherein officers or other parties are substantially involved in its management

      • Anything conforming to each of the preceding items

Anti-social conduct refers to the following:

  • A violent demand

  • An unreasonable demand without legal basis

  • An action employing intimidating words and actions or violence in connection with transactions

  • An action to defame the reputation or interfere with the business of this company by spreading rumors, using fraudulent means or resorting to force

  • Any other conduct corresponding to any of the above

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