White paper on crime 2011 Part5/Chapter2/Section2/2
Amendment of the Organized Crime Punishment Act (by Act No. 86 of 2006) has enabled any property, etc. that an offender acquired from the victim of 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) provides victims, etc. with benefits for recovery from damage, using confiscated/collected assets generated from crime and equivalent assets transferred from foreign countries. In 2010 the decision to commence the payment procedure of benefits for recovery from damage was made in 12 cases (11 of them were for Organized Crime Punishment Act violations). The decided amounts to be paid at the time of the decision of the commencement totaled 78,925,743 yen. The recovery payment procedure was completed in seven cases in 2010. The amounts paid totaled 79,113,542 yen, with 1,786 of 1,854 applicants being subjects of the payments. In addition to the above a “payment prior to the final decision” was made in accordance with Article 15 of the Act on Recovery Payment to be Paid from Assets Generated from Crime in one case in 2010 and a total of 2,378,230,144 yen was paid to 5,485 persons with the final decision by the end of May 2011.