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The CAMS Scholarship - Japan

This new CAMS Scholarship initiative aims
to empower talented AFC professionals throughout Japan.

    Congratulations to the 10 CAMS Scholarship recipients in Japan!

    As scholarship winners, these talented AFC professionals will train to become Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and join a global community of anti-financial crime professionals spread across 180 jurisdictions united in the goal to end financial crime. 


    We wish the scholarship recipients all the success in their AFC journey and thank all the other applicants for their time and effort. 

    CAMS Scholarship Candidate Selection Panel

    Makoto (Tabo) Tagaya
    Makoto (Tabo) Tagaya, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, CAMS-RM, CGSS, CCAS

    Senior Auditor, Internal Audit Dept, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Dreams, passions, and aspirations shown by the recipients were truly impressive. I believe they will use this opportunity to make a difference to their professional lives as well as their communities.

    Toru Sakamuro
    Toru Sakamuro, CAMS-Audit

    Head of Compliance / AML Officer, CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. Tokyo Branch

    I was very impressed by the enthusiasm of many of the candidates, especially the younger generation, to learn AML and to dive deeper into the world of AML. At the same time, I was touched by the candidates' passion to learn AML seriously, and I was reminded of the importance of continuous learning. I wish each of the candidates, who have great potential, the best of luck in contributing to the further strengthening of the AML framework in Japan in the future. I also look forward to the day when we can work on it together as CAMS-qualified professionals.

    Hitomi Okada
    Hitomi Okada, CAMS

    AML R&C Manager, Merpay, Inc.

    Having been involved in AML/CFT monitoring and its planning at the authorities, raising the level of knowledge in AML/CFT across the country is still one of my major priorities. I was honoured to have the opportunity to contribute in some small way to advance the development of AFC professionals through the scholarship assessment.

    I was particularly impressed by the way in which the successful candidates expressed, in their own words, the importance of combatting AML/CFT and financial crime, as well as their recognition of current issues and solutions, and how the qualification would contribute to this.

    We urge you to continue your studies even after obtaining your qualification and share the knowledge you have gained with those around you. Together, let's raise the awareness of the fight against AML/CFT and financial crime in Japan.

    Taro Fukumoto
    Taro Fukumoto, CAMS, CGSS

    Country Senior Manager, Business Development, ACAMS Japan

    I would like to thank all of those who applied for the scholarship. I have learnt a great deal from the applicants and have been inspired by their experiences and thoughts. I look forward to working with the CAMS Scholarship Japan winners as part of the ACAMS financial crime fighting community to further contribute to the development and improvement of the industry. We would like to congratulate you on your award!

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