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Q&A on Approaches to Conducting Shareholder Meetings Compiled as Measure for Addressing the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease

April 2, 2020

From the viewpoint of preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), jointly with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), compiled approaches that are expected to be important for conducting shareholder meetings and METI hereby announces its official release.

1. Background

Amid the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus disease, METI, jointly with MOJ, compiled approaches to actions expected to be important for conducting shareholder meetings into a Q&A on Approaches to Conducting Shareholder Meetings (hereinafter referred to as the “Q&A”).

2. Details of the Q&A

The Q&A provides well-organized approaches to actions that should be taken at shareholder meetings which are expected to be important for companies as a reference in discussing measures for preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

3. Related information on approaches to holding shareholder meetings

On the following website, METI explains actions that companies should take in cases where they cannot hold annual shareholder meetings at predetermined times and describes methods of holding shareholder meetings online, or through other methods. METI hopes that many companies will also make use of the website when considering whether or not to hold shareholder meetings.

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Corporate Accounting, Disclosure and CSR Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau