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 2018
    Interview comments on a criminal charge against Mr. Carlos Ghosn, from the perspective of Japanese disclosure rule on executive compensation, featured in a special column covering three expert interviewees, entitled “Compound Eyes: Repercussions of Mr. Ghosn Arrest” of Nikkei Shimbun morning edition (December 4, 2018) 
  • November 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei electronic edition, entitled “Multiplied Effects of Plea Bargain and Whistleblowing Stops Runaway of Top Management: Arrest of Nissan Chair Carolos Ghosn” (November 20, 2018) 
  • September 2018
    Release of English version of the Report by the “Working Group on Corporate Disclosure” of the Financial System Council (June 28, 2018) 
  • September 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Mergermarket and Dealreporter, “Nihon Nohyaku/ADEKA say premium justifies deal structure and pricing following complaint” (September 20, 2018) 
  • June 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei Asian Review, “Fujifilm takes its battle for Xerox to US court” (June 20, 2018) 
  • June 2018
    “International Securities and Capital Markets , IV Developments in Japan,” Vol. 52 The Year in Review 270-272 (2017), Annual Publication of the ABA/Section of International Law 
  • April 2018
    International Conference
    IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators) 

    Participation in the panel discussions at plenary meeting, as a member of the Advisory Group to the Investor and Other Stakeholder Working Group, International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (April 19, 2018, IFIAR, Ottawa CANADA)

  • March 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Nikkei Asian Review, “Japanese investors riled by discounted tender offers” (March 15, 2018) 
  • March 2018
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Mergermarket and Dealreporter, “Japan’s corporate governance code reform could trigger non-core business sales” (March 14, 2018) 
  • February 2018
    Accounting and Audit System Research Sub-Committee of The Daiichi-Tokyo Bar Association 

    Facilitator of Panel Discussions of the Symposium, “Internal Audit’s Roles in Fraud Risk Management and Remaining Issues: Promoting Collaboration with Auditors and Results of External Assessment of Internal Audit Functions” (February13, 2018)

Note: The above are only those in English.
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