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    1. Activist Investors Promise to Make Life Hell for Japan's CEOs

      Activist Investors Promise to Make Life Hell for Japan's CEOs

      Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo. Some Japanese CEOs saw a silver lining in the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020. The pandemic's impact on revenues, profits and cash, they saw with relief, would make it hard for their troublesome activist shareholders to lodge their usual demands for higher dividends and share buybacks at the June annual general meetings and beyond...

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    2. Japan's Corporate Governance Gets Some Long-Overdue Scrutiny

      Japan's Corporate Governance Gets Some Long-Overdue Scrutiny

      TOKYO "If all the people sitting there were replaced, the corporate culture would change instantly," one irritated shareholder said at Toshiba's annual shareholders meeting on June 28, drawing applause from the other attendees. The scandal-hit electronics giant has decided to sell its semiconductor business and is on the verge of breaking up...

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