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

Takata lifelines scrutinized by carmakers stuck in cost bind

Sep 27, 2016

Takata lifelines scrutinized by carmakers stuck in cost bind

Takata Corp. and some of the world’s biggest carmakers face an extensive, expensive to-do list as they try to resolve the worst safety crisis in the auto industry’s history. Executives for the Tokyo-based maker of air bags are scheduled to meet in Japan with ...

Nissan's 'Le Cost Killer' stirs fear in Okayama factory town

Jul 4, 2016

Nissan's 'Le Cost Killer' stirs fear in Okayama factory town

Investors cheered when Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn announced in May that his company would acquire a 34 percent stake of scandal-tainted Mitsubishi Motors Corp. as part of an expanded strategic partnership. However, the reaction has been far less buoyant in Mizushima, ...

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 ...