Sanno Park Tower 12F (Reception) and 14F,
11-1, Nagatacho 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-6114, Japan

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: G06 Tameike-sanno Station, Exit 7 (directly accessible through the second basement)

Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line: N06 Tameike-sanno Station, Exit 7 (directly accessible through the second basement)

Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: C07 Kokkai-gijido-mae Station, Exit 5 (3 minutes’ walk)

Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: M14 Kokkai-gijido-mae Station, Exit 5 (10 minutes’ walk through Chiyoda Line platform)



Kenji Sarukura delivered a lecture on points for reviewing compliance systems.

Host: Corporate Management Forums, Inc.
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 13:30 – 16:30
Venue: Seminar Room in Greenhill Bldg. (10-8, Nihonbashi-Kayabacho 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) or Live Broadcasting via Zoom

Compliance with the Amended Whistleblower Protection ActPoints for reviewing compliance systems learned from case studies

Most of the recent cases of misconduct/scandals resulted in serious situations because, even though a system such as whistle-blowing system existed, it did not fully function. In this seminar, the lecturer specifically explains how to review the compliance structure based on recent scandals with the examples of efforts of other companies. The lecturer also explains points for making such structure compliant with the amended Whistleblower Protection Act, which took effect in June 2022, and points to note in introducing a global whistleblowing system.


1. Recent cases of misconduct and scandals and case studies by business category and type of scandal
(1) How the cases of misconduct were revealed (cases revealed by an outsider)
(2) Failed cases of investigation and initial actions
(3) Failed cases of public relations
(4) Failed cases of responses to supervisory authorities and local governments

2. Points for reviewing compliance systems

3. Specific measures and points to note regarding whistleblowing systems
(1) Contents and agenda of “Cases of Efforts Toward Preventing Scandals”
(2) Practical points to note regarding the amended Whistleblower Protection Act to take effect in June 2022
(3) Limitations of whistleblowing systems and specific measures to make them effective
(4) Points in introducing a global whistleblowing system
(5) Measures for early detection of misconduct and practical difficulties
(Anonymous questionnaires, periodic interviews/questionnaires, unannounced audits, etc.)
(6) Illustration of introducing an internal audit