Speaking Engagement/ Publication

Ken Kiyohara often speaks at seminars locally in Japan, and participates in an international conference. He is also interviewed and quoted from time to time in the Japanese and English media (such as Nikkei, the Financial Times, and Reuters) on topical issues such as corporate governance, shareholder activism, insider trading, securities regulations and other capital market related matters.

Ken Kiyohara contributes to legal magazines on such topics as tender offer regulations, protection of minority shareholders, corporate governance, disclosure, auditing and insider trading. Additionally, he contributed approximately 30 articles to "Crossroads" (Juujiro), the daily column in the Nikkei evening edition, mainly on various corporate governance and disclosure issues during 2007 to 2013.

His media quotes/interviews and speaking engagements (in English) and articles and commentaries (in English) include among others the following:

  • December 2005
    Practice Note
    “Ongoing Discussions on Takeover Reforms and Defensive Measures” (IBA Asia Pacific Forum Newsletter. Vol.13, No 2 
  • August 2005
    Practice Note
    “Changing takeover practice in Japan” (Corporate Update (Japan), Ashurst, August 2005) 
  • July 2005
    Year In Review (2004): “International Securities and Capital Markets: VI Developments in Japan”(The International Lawyer, Vol. 39, No.2) 
  • March 2005
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of the Financial Times, “Comment & Analysis: Changing channels: a TV bid brings public scrutiny to Japan’s boardrooms?” (March 22, 2005) 
  • January 2005
    “Directors’ and Officers’ Liability in Japan” (The Willis Worldwide Directory of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, January 2005) 

Note: The above are only those in English.
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