Japan ordered country’s banks to report suspicious transfers by Japan-North Korea joint ventures

Vastavam web: Japan’s financial regulator has ordered the country’s banks to report any suspicious money transfers involving 10 Japan-North Korea joint ventures, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. A government official and a manager at a major Japanese bank said the Financial Services Agency (FSA) on Monday told Japanese banks and credit associations to report such transfers. Reuters was unable to identify the 10 firms suspected.