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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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Paul Hastings - "Navigating the Minefield of Whistleblower Investigations"

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Useful presentation by Paul Hastings on the growing prominence of whistleblowers in US law and the unique issues they present, including: 

 Review of notable recent cases
 Relevant whistleblower provisions by agency
 Navigating whistleblower issues and investigations of
whistleblower allegations

http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/5azyb7m9 

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

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"Collective action and asymmetric information problems resulting from
dispersed ownership necessitate the use of agents. These twin problems and related agency problems induce control transactions as a solution. These problems, however, also cause dilemmas relating to the governance of control transactions. An ex post judicial intervention may be employed as a solution for the dilemmas.

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ISS and Glass-Lewis Proxy Voting Guidelines for Japan in 2015

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For those who do not have them, here are the proxy voting guidlines for 2015 as recently published by Glass-Lewis and ISS:

ISS - Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2015- AP+Japan
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/bgwpjkyf 

Glass-Lewis-2015 Proxy Voting Guidelines-Japan
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/g8pj2vbh 

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A Japan ERISA?

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Japan has no comparable law to ERISA, the comprehensive law regulating corporate pension funds, requiring funding and many other features, and enforced by the Department of Labor.  Here's an excellent summary of ERISA in a report made to the U.S. Congress: 

Summary of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/lrk5ef1v 

 

 

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