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Japan to urge companies to share information on big shareholders

Regulators step up effort to combat money laundering

Japanese regulators will push for around 3.5 million companies to submit information to banks and tighten screening for money laundering. (Source photos by Wataru Ito, Mamoru Yago and Reuters)

TOKYO -- Japanese companies will be urged to disclose information regarding their major shareholders, starting next January, Nikkei has learned, as regulators step up their efforts to combat money laundering.

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