MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WHAT: Webinar for North American subsidiaries and affiliates of Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Japanese companies. The start of Year One of Japan's Financial Instruments and Exchange Law -- commonly referred to as "J-SOX" -- is now less than six months away. While a number of Japanese subsidiaries have completed the documentation phase and started remediation and testing effort, other companies are just starting this compliance effort. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051101/SFTU041LOGO) Audit, finance, IT and compliance professionals are invited to join Protiviti experts for this webinar that delves into J-SOX requirements and offers suggested approaches to compliance. Topics to be addressed include: * A summary of the Q&A document issued by Japan's Financial Services Agency on October 2 * Best practices in J-SOX documentation * Suggested approach for remediation of control gaps and operational testing * Overview of IT general control evaluation for J-SOX Protiviti -- a leading global provider of independent risk consulting and internal audit services -- has been working with Japanese organizations since 2006 on their J-SOX compliance efforts and has assisted thousands of companies worldwide with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. WHO: Paul Sachs, Protiviti managing director and member of the company's J-SOX Compliance and Risk Management Solution senior leadership team, will lead the webinar. Sachs has been advising North American subsidiaries of Japanese companies on compliance with J-SOX since early 2006 and has supported many U.S. companies with their U.S. SOX compliance requirements since 2003. WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. PST/1:00 p.m. CST/2:00 p.m. EST HOW: Register for the webinar at http://www.protiviti.com/go/jsoxevents by 5:00 pm PST on Nov. 7. There is no fee to join the webinar.