Glass Lewis has issued is policy guidelines for 2016 for the Japanese market, in both English and Japanese. It is a statement of the times that Glass Lewis made a Japanese translation this year, as they have not done that in previous years.
The largest proxy advisory firm in the world, ISS, has issued its policy for proxy voting in Japan and other Asian countries for 2016.
To ensure its voting policies take into consideration the perspectives of the corporate governance community and the views of its institutional clients, ISS gathers broad input each year from institutional investors, issuers, and other market constituents through a variety of channels and mediums. Following the release last month of its 2016 policy survey results, ISS is now making available for public comment certain proposed voting policies for 2016.