July 21, 2021 Correction Order for Violation of Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) issued a correction order to a sole proprietor who runs a telephone forwarding service business (under the trade name of Trust) in violation of the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds (Act No. 22 of 2007, hereafter referred to as “the Act”). The order demands that the sole proprietor take necessary measures to correct the violation related to the obligation to keep confirmation records pursuant to Article 18 of the Act.
The Act imposes an obligation on specified business operators to confirm customers’ identifications in times of individual transactions and keep records on the identifications. Telephone forwarding service businesses are defined as specified service providers under the Act.
1. Outline of proprietor
- Trade name: Trust
- Representative: MIZUKAWA Tetsuji
- Address: Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
2. Background of case
The National Public Safety Commission stated its opinion in accordance with the Act to the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications that MIZUKAWA Tetsuji, a sole proprietor, was found to have violated his obligations under the Act.
Accordingly, MIC collected a report from the sole proprietor and confirmed that his violation of the Act was recognized. That was the reason MIC took the administrative measure against him.
3. Contents of violation
MIC collected a report from the sole proprietor with consideration of the opinion of the National Public Safety Commission. As a result, MIZUKAWA Tetsuji was found to violate the obligation to keep confirmation records based on Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the Act with regard to contracts for telephone forwarding services entered into on or after April 1, 2013.
4. Contents of order
To rectify the violation of the Act, MIC ordered MIZUKAWA Tetsuji on July 12, 2021, to take necessary measures, including his thorough understanding and compliance with the relevant laws and regulations and formulation of measures to prevent the recurrence of the violation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 18 of the Act.
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