Anti-Bribery & Corruption

01 January 2020 00:00 by Daisuke Yuki

Organisations risk exposure to criminal liability as well as facing significant penalties for noncompliance with the various anti-bribery laws. The Japan Anti-Bribery and Corruption module not only outlines an organisation’s obligations under this area of law, it covers such acts as the 'Act on Punishment of Public Officials Profiting by Exerting Influence (Act No. 130 of 2009)', 'Anti-Corruption Guidance (2014)', 'Code of Criminal Procedure (Act No. 131 of 1948)' and provides practical guidance on steps you can take to ensure that your bribery and corruption risks are identified and minimised.

Module Scope:

Core Obligations

  • Overview
  • Risk Identification
  • Internal Controls System, Guidelines and Policies
  • Duties of Directors, Officers and other Individuals in Charge of the Affairs of an Organisation
  • Investigation and Enforcement
  • Prevention and Monitoring
  • Reporting and Record Keeping
  • Awareness of and Training in Anti-bribery and Corruption Policies

Legal Landscape

  • Unfair Competition Prevention Act
  • Act on Punishment of Public Officials Profiting by Exerting Influence
  • National Public Service Ethics Act
  • Political Funds Control Act
  • Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Penal Code
  • and 25 other compliance sources


  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • and 2 other regulators