IDS Report 002
July 4, 2016
The articles of incorporation, which contain basic information on corporate governance for all companies, is an important source of information for both shareholders and investors. Therefore, many companies create English-language versions intended for consumption by foreign investors. These are typically available on the respective companies’ websites. This report evaluates the availability of English translations for the articles of incorporation of Nikkei 225 companies as of June 2016, alongside analyses by industry and foreign shareholder ratio.