Anti-corruption (private company acquisitions) Q&A: Japan

What are the main legislation and regulatory provisions relevant to bribery and corruption? is the applicable legislation extraterritorial?

The legislation regulating bribery and corruption in Japan is set out below.

Criminal Code

Article 198 of the Criminal Code (Act No.45 of 1907, as amended) prohibits giving bribes (for more details on the offences under the Criminal Code, see Question 3).

Act on Punishment of Public Officials Profiting by Exerting Influence

Article 4 of the Act on Punishment of Public Officials Profiting by Exerting Influence (Act No.130 of 2009, as amended) (APPOPEI) prohibits a bribe to a member of parliament/senator or a member of a local assembly/ governor of the local public entity (for more details on the offences under the APPOPEI, see Question 3).

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