Obstacles & Opportunities: New Challenges to Corporate Governance in the U.S. & Japan

November 9, 2004
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Half-Day Conference
Tuesday, November 9
1 – 5 pm

Co-organized by Nomura Holding America, Inc.

“Good corporate governance” doesn’t always mean the same thing in Tokyo as it does in New York. While regulators, investors and corporations in both countries struggle to improve governance, many Japanese and Americans approach the issues of accountability, transparency and shareholder value in very different ways. Join us for a far-reaching and timely discussion on the way governance is conceived in the U.S. and Japan, and a comprehensive look at current and upcoming issues in corporate governance within the global corporate community.

Followed by a reception.

Introductory Remarks
Hideyuki Takahashi, President & CEO, Nomura Holding America, Inc.

Keynote Speakers
Richard Ketchum, Chief Regulatory Officer, New York Stock Exchange
Taku Yamamoto, Senior Fund Manager & Head of Corporate Governance, Pension Fund Association of Japan

Peter Clapman, Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel for Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
George S. Dallas, Managing Director, Governance Services, Standard & Poor’s
Takumi Shibata, Senior Managing Director, Nomura Holdings, Inc., Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

1 pm     Registration
1:30      Opening Keynote
2:30      Panel Discussion
3:45      Break
4:00      Closing Keynote
5:00      Reception

Admission: Japan Society corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $50. Nonmember admission: $65. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For more information, please e-mail [email protected]


  • Tuesday, November 9, 2004
  • 1:00 pm