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Japan to require listed companies to disclose executive pay rules

Financial watchdog aims to improve corporate governance after Nissan scandal

New rules to be introduced in Japan next year will require companies to disclose the ratio between executives' fixed pay and performance-related pay. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japan's Financial Services Agency will require listed companies to disclose the procedures they use to determine executive compensation.

The details companies will need to publish include the ratio of performance-linked pay within overall compensation packages and the specific bench marks on which executives' performance is measured.

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