BCCJ ”Lady Barbara Judge on Japan’s Corporate Governance Code March 23, 2016 07:45 – 09:00”

Joint Event, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ)


Prime Minister Abe has placed corporate governance at the center of his Abenomics economic policy agenda, seeking to force improved capital allocation and boost investor confidence. The Tokyo Stock Exchange’s (TSE) adoption of a new Corporate Governance Code in 2015 is the clearest example to date of this effort to force change, bringing new requirements around numbers of independent outside directors on boards, among other things. However, how does Japan’s new code compare to those of the U.S. and U.K., and what implications will the difference in codes have for companies, board members, investors and other stakeholders focused on Japan? Lady Barbara Judge, a former member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, chairman of the U.K.’s Institute of Directors, and now an independent outside director on the board of LIXIL Group Corporation, is uniquely positioned to share her views on the topic.

Read full details of event here – https://www.bccjapan.com/events/2016/3/lady-barbara-judge-japans-corporate-governance-cod/

Source: The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.


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.

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