With the peak of annual shareholders meetings coming in two months, companies in Japan are weighing the possibility of livestreams or online attendance with voting to lessen the risk of coronavirus infections.

Face-to-face shareholders meetings with board members and investors are the norm in Japan.

The country’s corporate law requires companies to set a physical venue for the meeting. But the government recently released instructions and confirmed that online options are legal as long as companies hold a meeting at a physical location.