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Corporate Governance




Past activities regarding Corporate Governance

2009 February Introduction of Operating Officers System
2007 December Separation of the roles of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer
2006 January Committee of External Experts established
2005 November Internal Audit Department created under the direct authority of an executive officer
August Business Continuity Plan Adoption Committee created
July Investor relations activities conducted in the United Kingdom and the United States
June Audit Office established under the direct control of the Audit Committee
January Information Disclosure Committee established
2004 March Internal whistle-blower system adopted; director retirement benefits abolished
2003 June “Committees-based company” system adopted
2001 June Annual shareholders' meeting held on Saturday (accompanied by a social gathering with shareholders)
2000 November Remuneration committee, with members including an independent outside director and an independent outside auditor, created to clarify assessments of personnel performance
June Board of Directors reinforced by the appointment of a certified public accountant as an independent outside director
May Two business results briefings held for retail investors and analysts
1998 June Statutory Auditors Committee bolstered by the appointment of an attorney-at-law as an independent outside auditor
April Executive officers appointed to effect prompt decision-making and execution of decisions