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:

  • October 2019
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Dealreporter, “Japan to lower notification threshold as part of expanded scrutiny of foreign investments” (10 October, 2019) 
  • July 2019
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Dealreporter, “Japan’s new METI guidelines aim to curb unfettered behavior by controlling shareholders” (July 24, 2019) 
  • May 2019
    International Conference
    IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators) 

    Participated in the panel discussions, “Perspectives on Audit Committee Activities,” and also a breakout session, at a plenary meeting of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR), as a member of the Advisory Group to the Investor and Other Stakeholder Working Group, (May 1 & 2, 2019, Rhodes, Greece)

  • April 2019
    M&A Forum 2019 (organized by Mergermarket) 

    Panel discussion - Room for improvement: Corporate governance and rising shareholder activism (April 10, 2019, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo)

  • March 2019
    Media Quote
    Quoted in an article of Mergermarket and Dealreporter, “TSE shake-up plan welcomed by event investors but concern by long-onlies” (March 22, 2019) 
  • March 2019
    Accounting and Audit System Research Sub-Committee of The Daiichi-Tokyo Bar Association 

    Facilitator of Panel Discussions of the Symposium, “Role of and Expectation for the Audit Committee in Support of Audit Quality- Analysis of Collaboration with Auditor and International Good Practices” (March 13, 2018, Tokyo)

Note: The above are only those in English.
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