Japan, Policy and Regulation

Why Japan’s ‘shaming’ reforms could spark investor activism and hostile takeovers

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has published a list of companies that have complied with its latest corporate governance reforms, and intends to update it publicly each month. (Photo: Akio Kon/Bloomberg)

The Tokyo Stock Exchange has updated its governance rules, and hopes its monthly listing of compliant companies will persuade others to follow

Analysts at investment bank Jefferies have cautioned that corporate governance reforms enacted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange could result in increased investor activism and hostile takeovers.


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