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Activist investors promise to make life hell for Japan's CEOs

Recent months have brought an unprecedented flurry of shareholder activity

| Japan
President of Shimachu Takaaki Okano, left, and chairman of Nitori Holdings Akio Nitori shake hands at a press conference on Nov. 13: all of a sudden, with a push from COVID, Japanese companies are engaging in strategic domestic M&A.   © Kyodo

Stephen Givens is a corporate lawyer based in Tokyo.

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