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Amendments to Japan’s foreign investment regulations

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Tokutaka Ito

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03 June 2020

Amendments to Japan’s foreign investment regulations under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act came into effect on 8 May 2020 and will be fully implemented on 7 June 2020.
Our alert discusses the key changes, which include a reduction in the prenotification filing threshold for acquisitions of shares or voting rights in Japanese listed companies in designated industries from 10% to 1%, and their potential implications for foreign investors.