Corporate governance reforms in Japan: hands-on insights as Board Director of a Japanese group

Corporate governance reforms are one of the key components of Abenomics, to improve economic growth in Japan Corporate governance reforms in Japan: talk at the OAG House in Tokyo, Wednesday 20 September 2017, 18:30-20:00 Wednesday 20 September 2017, 18:30-20:00 Talk: Gerhard Fasol: „Corporate Governance Reformen in Japan: Erfahrungen als Aufsichtsratsdirektor einer japanischen Firmengruppe“ Free of […]

Toshiba nuclear write-off. BBC interview about Toshiba’s latest nuclear industry write-offs

Toshiba is expected to announce write-off provisions on the order of US$ 6 billion today Toshiba is on Tokyo Stock Exchange warning list for possible delisting in March 2017 This morning 7:30am I was interviewed on BBC TV Asia Business Report about an update of Toshiba’s ongoing crisis, which has been 20 years in the […]

Changing Japanese management – a talk on 6 October 2016 at the Embassy of Sweden

Corporate governance reforms in Japan Changing the way Japanese corporations are managed: Can it make Japanese iconic corporations great again? A talk by Gerhard Fasol at the Embassy of Sweden organized by the Embassy of Sweden, The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SCCJ), and the Stockholm School of Economics You need to know more […]

Economic growth for Japan? A New Year 2016 preview

Economic growth for Japan in 2016? Economic growth: Almost everyone agrees that economic growth is preferred over stagnation and decline. Fiscal policy and printing money unfortunately can’t deliver growth. Building fresh new successful companies, returning stagnating or failed established companies back to growth (see: “Speed is like fresh food” by JVC-Kenwood Chairman Kawahara), and adjusting […]

Corporate governance reforms in Japan – practical views of a Board Director

A Board Director’s view Corporate governance reforms in Japan progress faster than even one of their key promoters expected, and cost almost no tax payers money Author: Gerhard Fasol Corporate governance reforms in Japan are one component of “Abenomics” to bring back economic growth to Japan. Corporate governance reforms in Japan are driven at least […]

Quarterly financial reports to go away: UK and EU remove requirements for quarterly financial reports

Voluntary quarterly reporting? Quarterly financial reports: can they be the trees which obscure long term growth of the forrest? As a Board Director of a Japanese company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange I have to study and approve monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, and I share responsibility for the future success of the […]

Corporate governance Japan: independent Directors not only execute control in emergency situations, continuous contributions are more important

Corporate governance Japan: Prime Minister Abe urges reform of corporate governance Reuters reports that Japan’s Prime Minister Abe urges company boards to reform corporate governance to include independent directors. I added the following comment. Corporate governance Japan: exercise of shareholder power and emergency situations The question of independent Board Directors is often framed in terms […]

Corporate governance Japan: external independent directors on Japanese Boards

Corporate governance Japan is now in the focus of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reforms Reform of corporate governance is an ongoing issue in Japan, and part of Prime-Minister’s Abenomics’ “third arrow” revival efforts. Here is a note, that I added to a recent article in The Economist, entitled “Corporate governance in Japan – A revolution […]

NSG Pilkington CEO: Four critical factors for Japanese corporates making major international acquisitions

NSG Pilkington CEO, Stuart Chambers, CEO of NSG Group, press conference on October 16, 2008 NSG Pilkington: Nippon Sheet Glass acquired Pilkington in June 2006 On February 16th, 2006, Nippon Sheet Glass‘ offer for the 80% of Pilkington plc it did not already own, for US$ 3.14 billion in total, was accepted by Pilkington’s share […]

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