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TSE Begins Public Comment Process for Japan's Corporate Governance Code

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  “ I. Purpose The Corporate Governance Code (“Code”) has been drafted and is scheduled to be implemented in June 2015 in line with the government's growth strategy, "Japan Revitalization Strategy (Revised 2014)" formulated in June 2014. The growth strategy also calls for TSE’s listing rules to require listed companies to explain the reason for non-compliance with the Code. TSE will make the necessary revisions to its rules and regulations to achieve this comply-or-explain regime.

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Summary - Japan at the Tipping Point: Japan's New Corporate Governance Code and the Third Arrow Reforms

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In view of its historical importance and expected impact as the primary policy in the "Third Arrow" of Japan's growth strategy, I have put together a Powerpoint summary about the draft corporate governance code and its implications against the backdrop of Japan's growth strategy. 

The summary covers:

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Kenju Watanabe: "Control Transaction Governance: Collective Action and Asymmetric Information - Problems and ex Post Policing"

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This article is highly original and of great importance to the debate about private enforcement of corporate and securities laws in that it is the first to 1)articulate the doctrinal prerequisites for effective ex post judicial policing of fiduciaries in control transactions and 2) theoretically unify two seemingly distinct approaches to police control transactions‐‐the ex post judicial policing in the United States and the ex ante policing by the Takeover Panel in the United Kingdom. Shareholder collective action and asymmetric informatio

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Public Comments Submitted to the FSA on the Exposure Draft of Japan's Corporate Governance Code

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So far we have collected the following public comments that have been submitted to the FSA with regard to the exposure draft of Japan's new corporate governance code:

American Chamber of Commmerce in Japan
http://bit.ly/1zu25Hz

Asian Corporate Governance Association
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/sw0iqcpm

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BDTI Presention to "Todai Agents"

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Formation of "WDD" Group (Women Debutant Directors)

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BDTI's Nicholas Benes at Tachibana High School

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In December, BDTI's Nicholas Benes spoke about the theme of "what is a corporation?  - and what is corporate governance?" to a group of students enrolled at Tachibana High School's Commerce Department.

It seems to have been an eye-opening experience for some students.  We received much feedback. Here are some examples of comments written by students: 

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5/21,Columbia Business School Event: Japan’s Changing Corporate Governance (English, with simultaneous translation)

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The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School will hold a seminar event: Japan’s Changing Corporate Governance  (co-sponsored by Development Bank of Japan Inc.), on Thursday May 21st, in Tokyo.  BDTI's Representative Director, Nicholas Benes, will serve as a panelist. 

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Skadden:”The Critical Takeaway for Every Company From the Sony Cyber Attack”

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”The Sony cyber attack should teach companies an entirely different lesson. Target, Sony and myriad other attacks over the last two years highlight that every company is vulnerable to cyber attacks, regardless of their size, industry or the information they hold.

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Happy New Year, from BDTI !

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Happy New Year, from all of us at BDTI!  

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