As a major policy to promote structural reforms, Prime Minister Abe introduced the Corporate Governance Code and the Stewardship Code in order to encourage Japanese firms to innovate and invest, and for shareholders to actively monitor and promote those efforts. The Corporate Governance Code is designed to increase transparency and accountability in Japanese corporate management, and the Stewardship Code is designed to encourage investors to engage in active discussion with their invested companies, in order to guide and accelerate the evolution of Japan’s corporate culture.

Through a series of public programs and papers, this program will initially focus on an analysis of the governance structure of the most innovative Japanese companies and how it has contributed to their status as leading competitors in the global market. The program’s mission is to inspire best practices among other firms in Japan as they consider new approaches to governance. This initiative is led by Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship at CJEB.

For more information about this program, please contact Alicia Ogawa at [email protected].