PB Analytics – Japanese Boards, Composition at FYE

Excerpt:   As of the last full year end for the 3,678 companies in the PacificData database, there were 4,267 Independent Directors or 10.6% of the total number of Directors. The total number of female Directors was just 966 or 2.4% of the total – well below even the 9.5% ratio of female members of Japan’s House of Representatives.

The number of Independents has quadrupled over the last four years which is welcome but will have to triple from here to reach the 33% suggested number.

A number of companies already have a majority of Independents and these are awarded our “Gold Star”. Kudos to Japan Exchange, Japan Post and Japan Post Insurance for setting a good example.


In our ‘sin-bin’ are the 1,136 with no Independents. The largest of these by market capitalization are as listed below.

(click link below to see list) 


The data will change significantly after this year’s Annual General Meetings, when many companies plan to add independent directors for the first time or increase the current number to two or more.

(click link below to see list) 


Japan: Board of Directors 期末役員数

BDTIについて BDTIでは、取締役や監査役など役員として、また業務執行役、部長など役員を支える立場の方としての基本的な能力を身に着けるための役員研修「国際ガバナンス塾」を定期的に開催しています。(オーダーメイド役員研修も、承っております。)また、「会社法」「金商法」「コーポレートガバナンス」の基礎をオンラインで学べる低価格のeラーニングコースを提供しています。詳細はこちらから。講座の概要は以下の通りです。


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