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 White paper on crime 2009 Part5/Chapter2/Section2/2 

2 Recovery payment system

  Amendment of the Anti-organized Crimes Act (by Act No. 86 of 2006) has enabled any property, etc. that an offender acquired from the victim concerned through a criminal act, including property offenses, etc. (assets generated from crime) to be confiscated/collected under certain conditions since December 2006. In addition, the Act on Recovery Payment to be Paid from Assets Generated from Crime (Act No. 87 of 2006) provided for the confiscated/collected assets generated from crime and equivalent assets transferred from foreign countries to be used for payment of recovery payment for the recovery from damage of crime victims, etc.