On June 25, 2010, Ministry of Finance ("MOF") in Japan announced that Japan and Canada signed the Decision establishing mutual recognition of AEO between the Canada and Japan.
This mutual recognition offers enhanced trade facilitation opportunities provided by customs to certified AEO traders in both sides who have invested in securing their supply chains.
Following the mutual recognition with EU announced on June 24, Canada is 4th country Japan signed AEO mutual recognition, New Zealand, US, and EU.
The contents of the agreement is almost similar to mutual recognition with EU.
In Canada, AEO system is called as Partners in Protection ("PIP")
(Resource: http://www.mof.go.jp/jouhou/kanzei/ka220625.htm )