Japan - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

Japan's Phase 4 Report

03/07/2019 - This report details Japan's achievements and challenges in respect to implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as progress made since the Phase 3 evaluation in 2011.

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News release - Japan must urgently address long-standing concerns over foreign bribery enforcement

News release in Japanese

Executive Summary in Japanese

Recommendations in Japanese





Japan's accession

13 October 1998
Deposit of instrument of ratification

15 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

15 February 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2019 Phase 4 report l Executive Summary in Japanese l Recommendations in Japanese

2014 Follow-up on Phase 3 report

2011 Phase 3 report

2007 Follow-up on Phase 2 report

2006 Phase 2bis report

2005 Phase 2 report

2002 Phase 1 report




The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation




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