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Activist Investors Promise to Make Life Hell for Japan's CEOs

Nikkei Asian Review

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo. Some Japanese CEOs saw a silver lining in the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020. The pandemic's impact on revenues, profits and cash, they saw with relief, would make it hard for their troublesome activist shareholders to lodge their usual demands for higher dividends and share buybacks at the June annual general meetings and beyond...

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