Benefits for Companies

  • Access to the “BDTI Director Bank”
  • Use of data download tools in BDTI’s disclosure search engine
  • 40% discounts on programs and seminars
  • “Unlimited e-Learning” option benefits
  • Share discount benefits with others
  • Share best practices

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Access to the “BDTI Director Bank”

BDTI operates a “Director Bank” on behalf of Corporate Participating Members, Sustaining Donors and past participants in our intensive director training programs.

Many of the past participants in our director training programs have prior board experience and/or extensive international management experience, and are bilingual. Corporations will be able conduct a focused search for potential candidates based on desired skills, experience, industry knowledge and other criteria. After unlimited searching, they can request a certain number of detailed resumes per year.


Use of data download tools in BDTI’s Disclosure Search Engine

We have launched a beta version of BDTI’s Disclosure search engine (in Japanese), including CG Reports, Guidelines, proxy materials, and voting results…etc

It enables the creation of Excel file versions of all TSE CG Reports, including hypertext URLs in the reports.

Right now the search engine is in Japanese, but in the future we plan to create an English version of this search engine using automatic translation.


Discounts on Public Programs and Seminars

We offer standard director training, company director training, seminars, and other group learning programs on topics related to corporate governance. Lectures by experts and guest speakers, interactive discussion, concrete mini-cases, and Q & A sessions are common features of many of these programs.

Corporate Participating Member Benefits (one unit):

  • For each corporate member, a 40% discount for up to 10 persons at each separate seminar or group program.
  • Discount benefits can be shared with group companies, portfolio companies or related individuals, after notifying BDTI in advance
  • Executive search firms can share discount benefits with director candidates whom they have placed or consider likely to be placed
  • Valid for each year the membership is renewed and annual dues are paid. No upfront fees.
  • Annual dues are waived for corporations that select the “Unlimited e-Learning Option” each year.

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"Unlimited e-Learning" Option

BDTI’s “Company Law” e-Learning courses are suitable not only for directors, but also for executive officers, managers and students. The modules are very reasonably priced on a per-module basis.

Alternatively, unlimited usage rights for all e-Learning modules at a single company (or group of companies) can also be purchased.  Companies that select this option and renew annually will not only have unlimited rights to use all e-Learning modules, but will also be eligible for a waiver of full corporate participating membership dues and thus a 40% discount on fees for up to 10 persons at each seminar or group program, and the right to “share” discount privileges (see below).


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Sharing Benefits with Others

Corporate Participating Members can share their discount privileges with others so that they can experience our programs on a trial basis. For instance, corporations may wish to share their training discounts with new outside director candidates, group subsidiaries and affiliates, alliance partners, or portfolio companies on a one-time basis.  Similarly, executive recruiters can share their discount privileges with director candidates with whom they are in discussions.  Corporate participating members only need to notify BDTI in advance.

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Any person or any organization that supports our goals and our activities can become a member by following a few steps. Membership status will be granted after BDTI approves applications.

Apply for Membership

Membership Dues (Annual)
Corporate Participating Members ¥100,000
“Unlimited e-Learning” Members ¥0  (annual dues are waived)
Individual Participating Members ¥10,000
Non-Profit Organizations ¥30,000
Educational Institutions ¥30,000

*We do not ask for any entrance or “admission” fee, only annual dues (unless waived in the case of “Unlimited e-Learning” members).

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a member, or have any questions about participating membership, please call us at 03-6432-2337 or contact us by email at .

The application form and Rules and Agreement for participating members can be downloaded here.   A summary of benefits for each category of member can be downloaded here.

(The above describes the major outlines of BDTI’s participating membership program as of February 4th, 2016, and is subject to change.)