Masayoshi Son's investment in Alibaba made his reputation as a venture capital guru—the “Warren Buffett of Japan,” as he was dubbed. But that reputation is now taking a hit as WeWork essentially implodes before our eyes...
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Robert Mueller, now Donald Trump’s biggest problem, was until recently Takata’s. Before the former FBI director was tapped to investigate the U.S. president, he oversaw claims against Takata’s deadly airbags — a task now entrusted to famed compensation-dispute expert Kenneth Feinberg. Just as men can be judged by the caliber of their enemies, a company’s troubles can be measured by the stature of those holding it to account...
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It's been a dreadful week for Japanese corporations. Toshibais facing questions about its accounting practices, Sharp is asking lenders for another bailout and Takata can't escape bad news about its airbags. Each of these problems is bad enough on its own. Together, they raise serious questions about the state of Japan's corporate governance. And at a time when the Nikkei stock exchange has been rising (it's up 36 percent over the past year), those questions are in urgent need of answers...
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