Japan’s Prime Minister reiterates commitment to Web3 development amidst anticipation of Binance’s upcoming launch


  • Japan’s Prime Minister reaffirmed his support for Web3 technology, signifying a trend toward blockchain and decentralized financial, supply chain, and governance breakthroughs.
  • Binance, a renowned crypto exchange, announced its forthcoming launch in Japan, validating Japan’s crypto sector promotion efforts.
  • Japan’s proactive Web3 policy might encourage other nations to follow suit, creating a more transparent, efficient, and inventive global digital economy. 
  • Binance’s partnership with local regulators could enhance the crypto ecosystem for Japanese crypto enthusiasts.

Japan’s Prime Minister has signaled a significant step toward adopting blockchain and decentralized technologies by reiterating the country’s commitment to Web3. 

Additionally, Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, has announced that it will soon launch in the country, solidifying the country’s status as a booming hub for Web3 innovation.

Japan PM embraces Web3

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan has reaffirmed his country’s dedication to supporting the Web3 business, citing the sector’s potential to revolutionize the web and spark societal transformation. 

In a keynote address on the first day of the WebX conference in Tokyo, Kishida made the remarks that were first covered by the regional newspaper CoinPost. The crypto exchange’s services would begin to be offered on a new Japanese platform in August 2023, according to a statement made by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao the same day.

Kishida emphasized Web3’s significance in attracting industry participants to the Asian country to foster collaboration and its potential to spur innovation across industries.

I hope that the Web3 industry will regain its attention and vitality, and that various new projects will be born.

Fumio Kishida

Yves La Rose, CEO of the EOS Foundation, was in the audience to see Kishida speak. He stated that the prime minister’s comments show Asia is developing a positive outlook on Web3.

Kishida continued by calling the Web3 industry “the new form of capitalism” and praising the movement’s potential to spur expansion through the “resolution of social issues.”

In his introductory remarks, Koichi Hagiuda, chairman of the Policy Research Council for the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, highlighted the country’s efforts to develop a strict regulatory environment to protect investors, which would serve as the foundation for future pro-Web3 measures.

Hagiuda cited initiatives like “Start Next Innovator” as vital to expanding Web3 companies with Japanese ownership. One thousand Japanese businesspeople and students will spend five years in Silicon Valley as part of a government initiative to encourage the growth of Web3 firms.

Binance’s imminent launch in Japan

Binance, founded by the forward-thinking Changpeng Zhao (CZ), has pioneered the crypto industry. A large number of people all around the world use the platform because of its convenient design and wide range of features. The crypto community has a lot of excitement and anticipation as Binance prepares to launch in the country.

The company’s CEO and creator, Changpeng Zhao, made a video appearance at a conference in Tokyo, where he announced that the full suite of services on the platform would be available beginning in the next month. 

Binance bought Sakura Exchange BitCoin [SEBC] in April, and at that time, it announced plans to launch a new business in the country called Binance Japan. The premiere was slated for sometime after June. It was then revealed that SEBC would be ending its operations as of May 31 and rebranding as Binance Japan.

According to Binance’s announcement of the deal, the exchange was able to reenter the country’s market by purchasing a 100% stake in a crypto exchange service provider established in the nation.

Implications for the global Crypto landscape

For those interested in using SEBC, Binance Japan registration is required. Once August 1, 2023, has passed, users can begin the migration process. An updated method of verifying identities will be required to conform with the current laws of the land. 

However, If you still have funds on the SEBC exchange, Binance will automatically convert them to Japanese yen, as previously reported. The funds will be deposited directly into the recipient’s bank accounts.

Further, Binance has clarified that it will not provide derivative services in the Asian country. Therefore, the country’s users cannot use the global platform’s derivative services. The deadline for Japanese users of the global platform to raise existing options holdings or commence new ones was June 9. 

The exchange emphasized that all orders in progress before that day would be nullified, and such acts would no longer be permitted after that day. Users were asked to finalize all open trades by June 23. There will also be no way for Japanese residents to purchase or subscribe to Binance Leveraged Tokens. But the conversation continued,

In the future, we plan to continue to enrich our service offerings in Japan and will work closely with regulators to possibly provide derivatives services in a fully compliant manner.


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Florence Muchai

Florence is a crypto enthusiast and writer who loves to travel. As a digital nomad, she explores the transformative power of blockchain technology. Her writing reflects the limitless possibilities for humanity to connect and grow.

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