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Why net zero could be the unlikely answer to Japan’s cross-shareholdings woe

Japan’s push to enhance emissions disclosures has become ensnared in its efforts to reduce cross-shareholdings and may accelerate their unwinding.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 10 January 2024

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Chart Room: Easing Japan’s ‘June jam’ of shareholder meetings

The pile-up of annual general meetings at the end of June in Japan can be a pain for investors, but jams have been easing somewhat in a positive sign.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 8 June 2023

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Japan’s stock market reform gathers steam

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is taking steps in the right direction on some long overdue reforms, but more still needs to be done.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 6 April 2023

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Waiting for the sequel: Japan’s stock exchange reforms

A highly anticipated round of reform at the Tokyo exchange has left many questions unanswered, but rising ESG awareness shines a light on the way forward.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 14 August 2022

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You’re on mute: Shareholder meetings in the post-Covid era

Shareholder meetings have mostly moved online since Covid's outbreak. But a full and permanent switch to virtual formats would spell drawbacks for governance.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 3 others | 24 March 2022

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ESGenius: Boosting board independence in Japan

Regulatory reforms have created new opportunities for active shareholders to engage with Japanese companies on key governance issues like board independence.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 16 December 2021

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Japanese companies are more sustainable than many believe

ESG is growing in importance for Japanese firms.

Tomohiro Ikawa | 16 March 2021

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