Comments by the TSE’s Masaki Shizuka on a Possible Corporate Governance Code for Japan

Audience Questions & Answers (at the ICGN Conference in Tokyo in March, 2014)
Q. People have often talked about a code of corporate governance for Japan, and I understand that the LDP has set up a committee to look into developing a single national code for Japan, which we fully support. What is your view on that development?
A. Masaki Shizuka: I firmly believe that we should come up with a code of conduct and if each company is going to have an independent director, then the Code of Corporate Conduct will follow naturally.

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