Japanese corporate governance reform is a key component of Abenomics and Japan's efforts in economic revitalization and growth. Recent Japanese corporate scandals have also increased public and global investor support for stronger governance, transparency, and reform. On the other hand, some global investors criticize the reforms as being superficial without substantive results.
Drawing from his experience in some of Japan's largest shareholder activism and governance cases, as well as his background dealing with Japanese corporate scandals, partner Satoru Murase will discuss the current state of Japanese corporate governance and whether there has been a real revolution. He will also address what may lie ahead for 2017 and the future as Japan seeks to boost growth and innovation through corporate reform despite the country's demographic challenges.