LDP Growth Strategy Committee Announces “Revival Vision”, With Historic Proposals Regarding Corporate Governance

The LDP has made public its finalized growth policy “vision.It contains a number of proactive and high-impactpolicies regarding corporate governance, by proposing things such as: a) creation of a comply-or-explain corporate governance code with FSA and TSE involvement (with the ambitious schedule of “in time for next year’s AGM season”); b) a TSE comply/explain requirement of two independent outside directors, c) the concept of accountability re directors’ qualifications and knowledge levels; d) a Company Law de facto requirement for one outside director, as proposed – one who cannot have worked at the parent company; and e) promoting the dissolution of cross-shareholdings and bank shareholdings, primarily via disclosure or disclosure of “reason/justification for holding”.

On Monday, this report will be distributed to 180 people attending a BDTI/ ICS seminar on the topic of “What can Japan learn from other countries, regarding a corporate governance code?”, at which the two leading MPs will appear and present their views alongside five other experts.

The Japan RevivalVision report, in English:


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