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    1. The Challenge of Governance Reform at Nissan

      The Challenge of Governance Reform at Nissan

      A panel tasked by Nissan Motor Co. to strengthen the major automaker’s governance in the wake of the scandal centering on ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn has called for separation of the execution and supervision of its business, blaming the alleged wrongdoing on the concentration of too much power in the hands of the former charismatic leader...

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    2. Seven questions about Ghosn and Nissan

      Seven questions about Ghosn and Nissan

      WASHINGTON - When Nissan Motor Co.’s then-Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested soon after his private jet landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Nov. 19, media attention focused on his alleged underreporting of massive amounts of compensation from the carmaker. In the weeks following, however, it has become clear that the arrest represents many more complexities than one executive’s alleged misconduct...

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    3. Nissan’s Executive Pay May Have Topped ¥3 Billion Cap in Fiscal 2017

      Nissan’s Executive Pay May Have Topped ¥3 Billion Cap in Fiscal 2017

      Nissan Motor Co.’s executive remuneration for fiscal 2017 may have exceeded the nearly ¥3 billion cap set by shareholders, with a large sum going to arrested former chairman Carlos Ghosn, sources said Wednesday. While only ¥735 million ($6.5 million) was stated in the company’s securities reports as remuneration for Ghosn in the year that ended March, the sources said the payment to him may have actually been about ¥2.5 billion...

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    4. Should Shareholders Always Come First?

      Should Shareholders Always Come First?

      NEW YORK – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed a bill — the Accountable Capitalism Act — that would require large companies to create corporate charters that take account of the interests of workers, customers and communities in addition to shareholders. To enforce this dictum, it would give each company’s employees the power to elect 40 percent of the corporate directors. Right now, U.S. corporations are set up to maximize the value of their shareholders...

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    5. What Japan Inc. Should Learn From Takata

      What Japan Inc. Should Learn From Takata

      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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