Fascinating report by Accenture on the challenges faced by, and methods needing improvement at, Japanese companies seeking to globalize. The report is based on a survey of 250 executives in Japan, and many others in Asia. It also compares the above topics to the same issues for non-Japanese companies in Asia.
The Board Director Training Institute (BDTI) is a "public interest" nonprofit in Japan dedicated to training about directorship, corporate governance, and related management techniques. It is certified by the Japanese government to conduct these activities as a regulated nonprofit. Read a summary about BDTI here, and see a menu of its services for both corporations and investors here.