BDTI will hold its next English-language Director Boot Camp on Tuesday, September 25th. Thisintensive programteachesparticipantsthe keylegal and corporate governance knowledgethey need to responsibly serve on, report to, or analyze boards of Japanese companies, both public and private. The course consists of short lectures interspersed with ample time for interactive discussion and questions-and-answers about real-life situations […]
Whither Sony continues to be the subject of discussion. In the U.S., the question is raised as one of strategy, as in where can their strategy go now,compared to Apple or Samsung? whereas in Japan, Sony's name is oftenraisedas the evidence that having outside directorsgoes not seem to improve corporate performance.And of course there are many points of view in between.
During the past 20 months, BDTI has been very active, offering the following short seminars, programs, and lectures:
9 July 2012 Press Release: “The Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSA) has today published an updated version of its guidance note on the induction of directors. The revised guidance is designed to advise organisations on the topics and documents they should consider when designing an induction programme for newly appointed directors.
Attached is the Corporate Counselor’s July newsletter, which discusses the principal differences between two common corporate forms in Japan — a kabushiki kaisha (the equivalent of an ordinary corporation or “c-corporation” in the United States) and a godo kaisha (the equivalent of a limited liability company/LLC in the United States).
New York (JULY 17, 2012) – Acknowledging the value that comes with a diverse board, a majority (75%) of corporate boards in the US are taking a broad range of actions to promote diversity in the boardroom from instituting diversity policies to asking executive recruiters to recommend diverse candidates.
[ABSTRACT] Although a substantial body of academic research is devoted to developing and testing risk proxies that detect accounting irregularities, the academic literature has paid little attention to commercially developed risk measures. This is surprising given the general consensus that academic risk measures have relatively poor construct validity. We compare the commercially developed Accounting and […]
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The Board Director TrainingInstitute of Japan(BDTI)is pleased to announce that so far during 2012 the following respected institutional investors andorganizations have made significant donations to BDTI, therebybecoming Special Sponsors in supportofourefforts to provide quality training about corporate governance topics:
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Ichigo Asset Management
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ)
Excellent entry to the Harvard Law School Form on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, summarizing the results and trends in the most recent proxy season.