Perspectives

Board Practices in Japan

2016

For the purpose of contributing to improvements in board effectiveness, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC conducted the survey “Board Practices in Japan 2016”, and invite listed companies to use the results as a benchmark to analyze and evaluate board effectiveness.

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Investigation summary

Corporate governance reforms have been promoted by amendments to the Companies Act in May 2015 and implementation of the Corporate Governance Code in June the same year. In particular, the roles and responsibilities of the board are described in Section 4 of the Corporate Governance Code, drawing attention to the effectiveness of boards of listed companies in Japan. 

For the purpose of contributing to improvements in board effectiveness, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC conducted the survey “Board Practices in Japan 2016”, and invite listed companies to use the results as a benchmark to analyze and evaluate board effectiveness. 

The survey was distributed to about 500 companies, comprising companies covered by the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 and those selected by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC. Our company compiled the feedback from 169 respondents, and prepared this report to analyze the results.

This report outlines and summarizes excerpts from the survey results. 

 

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