Japanese versus US handling of JSOX/SOX Control Deficiencies

In regards to Subsidiary (in the US) versus US Public Company responsses to JSOX/SOX deficiencies: US Company Execs seem quite accepting of having a handful of minor deficiencies found each quarter as long as there are no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses. They treat these minor deficiencies as a method of improvement to deal with an ever-changing environment. Whereas the executives from Japanese Subsidiaries tend to respond to any minor deficiency as if it was a drastic failure. I would be interested in other's experiences….

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