I have a question for anyone experienced who has ever sat on a Japanese board. What specific practices, which are not included in those required by law, have you found to be most helpful in dealing with difficult situations or making sure that key issues, risks or possible problems were not missed?
News Item: Shareholder-friendlyJapan does not need to adoptproxy access. Why not? Because it already haspermitted it, much more liberally than the U.S., for decades. One wonders whether all the doomsayersnow predicting chaos in the U.S. are aware of this fact.
The Nikkei reported that the TSE will soon invite independent directors to a seminar. …TSE is taking this unusual step because it believes that some firms still lack a full understanding of how independent directors and auditors should exercisse their oversight of management on shareholders' behalf.
The seminar will be open to about 1,500 people, and will feature speeches by officials who were involved in the introduction of the TSE requirement.