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Amazon Japan Raided over Suspected Unfair Practice (News)

Tokyo, March 15 (Jiji Press)—Japan's Fair Trade Commission raided Amazon Japan G.K. on Thursday on suspicion of unfairly requesting payments from business partners in violation of the antimonopoly law. The Tokyo-based unit of US e-commerce giant Inc. is suspected of making vendors, including food and household goods makers, shoulder the costs of discount sales Amazon Japan made on it…

Change Brewing in the Boardroom: A Proxy Adviser Assesses Corporate Governance in JapanTakenaka Harukata

Proxy advisers are a new phenomenon in Japan, where companies are only now beginning to treat shareholder interests as a serious priority. In an exclusive interview, Executive Director Ishida Takeyuki of Institutional Shareholder Services in Japan offers his unique perspective on the reforms that are slowly but surely changing the face of corporate governance in Japan.

In Pursuit of Good Governance: An Interview with Murakami Aya of C&I Holdings

Murakami Aya, CEO of the investment firm C&I Holdings, explains her company’s approach as an activist investor pushing corporate management to implement proper governance.

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