Laws and codes defining corporate governance in Japan

Laws and codes

Laws and codes for corporate governance reform in Japan, he basis for Japan’s corporate governance are:

Company Law (会社法)

The revision of the Company Law (会社法(平成十七年七月二十六日法律第八十六号)), Law No. 816 of July 26, 2005. The latest revision is No. 63 of September 4, 2015 (平成二七年九月四日法律第六三号).

The Corporate Governance Code of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)

The Corporate Governance Code of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), issued on June 1, 2015, “Seeking Sustainable Corporate Growth and Increased Corporate Value over the Mid- to Long-Term”

Japan’s Stewardship Code of the Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA)

Japan’s Stewardship Code, issued by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) on February 26, 2014, “Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors ≪Japan’s Stewardship Code≫- To promote sustainable growth of companies through investment and dialogue”

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