ACGA Submits Letter to the Ministry of Justice’s Company Law Subcommittee

On September 28, ACGA sent a formal letter tothe Ministry of Justice and keymembers ofthe Legislative Advisory Council's Company Law Sub-Committee in Japan. The letter was made public and is available on BDTI's data libary athttp://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/l0ngs7zm.

ACGA's announcement on its web site can be foundat http://www.acga-asia.org/. In it. ACGA explains that it submitted the letter to provide ourviews on discussions the Sub-Committee will be having on amendments to the Company Law that will affect Japan's corporate governance model.

The lettermakes recommendations on six main issues:

Independent directors;

Board committees;

Role of boards;

Voting by Kansayaku;

Shareholder approval rights; and

The Joint Audit Committee Company Proposal (which is explained and discussed in previous entries and comments to BDTI's discussion forum)

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