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For Craig Trudell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Activist investor Loeb warns Seven & I on nepotism deciding CEO

Mar 28, 2016

Activist investor Loeb warns Seven & I on nepotism deciding CEO

Third Point LLC’s billionaire founder Daniel Loeb has targeted Seven & I Holdings Co. for management succession planning criticism, warning the grocery and retail group against letting nepotism determine its next chief executive officer. Seven & I CEO Toshifumi Suzuki, 83, is experiencing chronic ...

Abenomics seen stalling with Toyota pushback against raise

Mar 16, 2016

Abenomics seen stalling with Toyota pushback against raise

To understand what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is up against in trying to spring Japan from the deflationary trap stunting its economy, consider the pushback by its most prominent industrialist Akio Toyoda at the wage negotiating table this month. Toyota Motor Corp. had told ...

Jan 13, 2016

Unfazed by turmoil, Nissan joins Starbucks in betting on China

Senior executives from Starbucks Corp. to Nissan Motor Co. and SAP SE are playing down concerns about China’s slowdown and further potential depreciation of the yuan, with plans to sell more coffee, cars and software in the world’s second-biggest economy. “When you look at ...

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hitting road block

Nov 30, 2015

Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hitting road block

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for Japan to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way. Abe has declared hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles “the ultimate eco-car,” praising their promise for the environment and the nation’s automakers, which ...