1. 'Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad': How Japan's Investing Star Became Embroiled in Toshiba Board Dispute

    'Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad': How Japan's Investing Star Became Embroiled in Toshiba Board Dispute

    BOSTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Hiromichi Mizuno's connections, spanning from the Japanese government to Harvard University, made him a guiding voice among climate-focused investors worldwide. Now those ties have placed his own conduct under scrutiny after an independent report focused on Mizuno's role in alleged collusion between the management of Toshiba Corp and Japan's trade ministry to block foreign investors from gaining board influence at the conglomerate...

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    1. I did what I could to help both Harvard and the Japanese government
    2. He's got a style which is not traditional, and that sometimes makes people uncomfortable. But he's perceived by the international crowd as an important champion of ESG practices, and that makes him a hero outside of Japan.
    3. Masayoshi Arai, Director-General of METI's Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, said that although a METI official gave Mizuno's name to Toshiba.
    4. The Toshiba case is bringing to the fore the burning issue on where on this spectrum Japan wants to fall.
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