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Whistleblower protection to be enhanced in Japan amid calls for stronger corporate compliance

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 09 Apr 2020 03:40
  • 15 Apr 2020 00:02
Japanese companies will be required to have dedicated whistleblower provisions and to protect whistleblowers' confidentiality, once a long-awaited bill to amend the Whistleblower Protection Act is legislated and enacted. After years of delay, the government last month submitted to parliament an amendment bill to the Whistleblower Protection Act to counter long-held views

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo


Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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