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In financial straits, shrines turn to luxury property development

May 11, 2017

In financial straits, shrines turn to luxury property development

Shinto elders at the centuries-old Unesco World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine upset neighbors when they bulldozed a swath of old Kyoto forest to build an apartment complex with units selling for more than $2 million apiece. “They should call it the Shimogamo Corporation,” ...

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

/ Jul 17, 2015

Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec

Ambition matters more than brains in Shigenobu Nagamori’s world. As chief executive officer of Japanese motor maker Nidec, Nagamori is known for his eccentric management style. Prospective employees have faced off against each other in eating and shouting competitions; new hires at headquarters in ...

Nidec's 70-year-old CEO plans to run company 15 more years

/ May 29, 2015

Nidec's 70-year-old CEO plans to run company 15 more years

Shigenobu Nagamori plans to lead Nidec Corp. until he hits his latest financial target, a 10-fold increase in revenue he expects by 2030. He’ll be 85 then. One of Japan’s rare mergers and acquisitions specialists, Nagamori became a billionaire by cobbling together 41 companies ...