Dialogue with Teresa Wat Feb04

Dialogue with Teresa Wat...

Thursday, Feb 4  12:30-2:30 Deloitte & Touche LLP Meeting Room, 26th Floor, Four Bentall Centre, 1055 Dunsmuir Street. Free event. Registration Require. Economic and Business Dialogue with Minister of International Trade in BC  On Feb 4, 2016, the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is inviting Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade in BC to the event “Economic and Business Dialogue” sponsored by Asia Pacific Foundation, Canada-Japan Society of British Columbia and Deloitte & Touche LLP.  Discussion topics include (but are not limited to) trading between Canada and Japan, business environment in BC, visa/immigration issues, issues surrounding small/mid-sized corporations in BC, and TPP.  For more information, please refer to the official invitation letter from the Consulate General of Japan, attached to this email below. Registration is required.  Please respond directly to the Consulate General of Japan at (keizai.bc@vc.mofa.go.jp) by using the format below by February 1, 17:00pm.  Alternatively email to Nobunari Mano (nobunari.mano@gmail.com) by February 1,...

Shareholder Primacy in Japan Jan22

Shareholder Primacy in Japan...

Friday, Jan 22. 3-4:30. Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, UBC. Free Event. Shareholder Primacy in Japan: Layoff, Dividend Cuts and Corporate Governance. Speaker: Dr. Katsuyuki Kubo (Waseda University) Top managers in large Japanese firms are considered to focus on the interests of stakeholders rather than on those of shareholders. We examine employment reduction and dividend cut behaviour and find a significant shift in firm behaviour. Since 2000, firms have been more likely to reduce employees and less likely to reduce dividends. We also examine the effect of corporate governance on firms’ choice. Firms that have conducted director reforms tend to reduce employment and have a low likelihood of reducing their dividend. These results are consistent with the assertion that firms have moved toward emphasizing shareholders’...