Corporate governance in Japan: recent developments | Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

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Introduction Corporate governance reforms for Japanese listed companies have been accelerating in recent years. However, a tide of shareholder activism is hitting corporate Japan even harder in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, demanding more effective governance, sustainable growth, attention to environmental and social issues, as well as decent shareholder returns. The reforms are ongoing …

Recent developments in fintech-related banking regulations in Japan | Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

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Traditional banks have been the key players of the finance industry in Japan. In recent years, however, fintech companies, on the back of venture capitalists and lighter licensing burdens, have been increasingly active in certain aspects of finance in Japan. This has resulted in pressure on traditional banks to provide fintech services, whether by themselves …