On March 31, 2017 the Financial Services Agency published their "Principles for Effective Management of Audit Firms" (The Audit Firm Governance Code).
The Governance Code was developed with major audit firms in mind, where the management and audit functions are separated from each other. However, in order to fulfill our public interest role and responsibility in the capital markets, we have devised our own unique approach to governance and are continuing to work on this issue.
We have compiled a list of each items in the Code and the details of our respose to date in "Our Approach to the Governance Code" below and can be viewed at the link below.
Our Approach to the Governance Code (Japanese)