Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") announced on July 24, 2009 that they added some entities of Iran and North Korea in "The End User List" (or Foreign User List), which is WMD proliferation activity concerned entities list.
As a general practice, this list has been updated only once a year. In 2009, this proliferation concern list was updated on May 1st. It is not usual to have another update within months.
According to the announcement of METI Press Release, two entities in North Korea and one entity in Iran was added in the list. With this update, the total number of entities are 247 companies/organizations. Among them, North Korea (82 entities) and Iran (80 entities) consist 66% of WMD concerned parties.
The additional entities are as follows.
Iran: Hong Kong Electronics (aka: Hong Kong Electronics Kish Co.)
- General Bureau of Atomic Energy (GBAE) (aka: General Department of Atomic Energy(GDAE))
- Korea Tangun Trading Corporation
(Source: http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/anpo/kanri/user-list/list.htm )