Japan Association of Corporate Directors (JACD)


The Japan Association of Corporate Directors (JACD) is the only association in Japan with a membership that includes top management, experts, academics, independent directors and institutional investors. 

The aim of JACD is to facilitate the development of corporate activities through the enhancement of Corporate Governance with the goal of revitalizing the Japanese economy. 

JACD obtains all types of information regarding Corporate Governance and disseminates its opinion.

JACD promotes sustainable development of corporations by improving the quality of management and directors. JACD was established on March 13, 2002.

Chairman: Yoshihiko Miyauchi (Senior Chairman, Orix CORPORATION)

JACD's works

All of JACD works are organized in order to review Corporate Governance and directorship issues from a wide range of angles; education, seminars and events for directors, Publications and developing and promoting policies on issues of interest to directors


JACD produce wide range of publications and researches on governance and directorship. 

Books | Audit & Internal Control | Audit Committees | Ethics & Compliance | Roles of Independent directors | Roles of the Board & Management

‘Board Room Review’ | Members can access free subscription to bi-monthly "Board Room Review" and seminar minutes through website.

Reports | Board Composition, Evaluation & Director Succession | Board Leadership | Board Structure, Policies & Procedures | CEO Performance Management and Succession | Compensation | Transparency & Communication

Research | Survey on Corporate Governance of TSE Listed Corporations 

Independent Director Database | The service for individual directors and organizations, to fill a vacancy of the board.