Tag Archives: Japan

3 drivers of epic risk culture failures

Close up of hand and glasses at meeting

Organizations that foster a positive risk culture tend to be those that thrive. This is an imperative of the strategic chief risk officer (CRO). Continue reading →

The next large volcanic eruption in Japan. A source of concern?

The largest and most devastating eruptions have return periods of hundreds, even thousands of years, enough for populations and businesses to settle within range. Continue reading →

Progress in Assessing Tsunami Risk on a Global Scale

Tsunamis produce some of the greatest losses to lives and livelihoods of any disaster. They ignore country borders, bringing chaos and destruction indiscriminately. These rare events are difficult to study, but we have learnt many valuable lessons from two of … Continue reading →

Do You Need a D&O Policy in Japan?

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It seems a long time since I first blogged about the problems at Japanese camera maker Olympus.  This all goes back to 2011 when Michael Woodford, then president of Olympus, first blew the whistle about his concerns over payments made … Continue reading →

Japan Facing Early Season Typhoon: Neoguri

Super Typhoon Neoguri Bears Down on Okinawa, Japan Mainland, Credit: NOAA

The 7th tropical cyclone of the northwestern Pacific season, Typhoon Neoguri (‘raccoon dog’ in Korean), has passed Okinawa and is bearing down towards the Kyushu region in the southwest of Japan. Continue reading →

RIMS Panel: The ABCs of the Asian Insurance Market

Soon 39% of the world economy will be in the Asia Pacific region. Roger Wilkinson, Willis International's Chairman & CEO-Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa provides an overview of the insurance marketplace and the trends and issues that are shaping it. Continue reading →

The Social Media Revolution After Tohoku

eNCOMPASS: Japan One Year Later

Social media proved a critical information source after the 2011 Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat, so we developed a tool to use it during disasters Continue reading →

Two Mega D&O Lawsuits Pending in Japan

Officials and Judges at the Tokyo District Court are likely to be working overtime in the coming weeks and months. Two of the largest claims to have been made in Japan are likely to commence at virtually the same time.  … Continue reading →