Glass Lewis’ Japan team had a busy 2017 engagement program. We learned a lot along the way, and in anticipation of the 2018 main season we’re sharing our findings in this special report.

The report begins with the transcript from a deep dive interview we conducted with Mr. Isao Teshirogi, President of Shionogi & Co. Ltd. The discussion covered a range of topics, including the challenges of due diligence, integrating acquisitions, and maintaining company culture.

The second part of our report provides a summary of a market-wide survey whereby we invited more than 800 companies within the TOPIX 1000 to participate. We received responses from 337 companies, amassing a wealth of data and insights relating to meeting and disclosure timing, the advisor/consultant system, recent changes in corporate governance, and even issuer views of proxy advisors.

Special Reports are available to subscribers of Glass Lewis’ services, and can be requested from your client service contact or downloaded directly from your client platform. Non-clients can submit a request to purchase a copy here.