Isabel Reynolds

For Isabel Reynolds's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Toshiba case points to whistleblower law's shortcomings

Jul 24, 2015

Toshiba case points to whistleblower law's shortcomings

One of the more intriguing questions stemming from the Toshiba accounting scandal is this: Where was the whistleblower? Top executives at the industrial conglomerate, which makes everything from refrigerators to nuclear reactors, padded pretax profit by at least ¥152 billion over six years, according ...

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

Apr 23, 2015

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

What a difference five months can make. Despite a relationship overshadowed by Japan’s wartime past and a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, the leaders of China and Japan held a 29-minute meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference ...