Feb 28, 2015

Japanese ex-broker in Olympus fraud scandal settles with SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it has reached a settlement with a former Japanese stockbroker over his role in the massive accounting fraud at Olympus Corp. Hajime Sagawa, a former employee of a major Japanese securities company and now a U.S. resident, ...

Feb 27, 2015

Suits filed against scope maker Olympus over U.S. superbug infection

Two lawsuits target the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit Monday on behalf of 18-year-old Aaron Young, who remains hospitalized after becoming infected, the Los Angeles Times ...

Oct 24, 2014

Western media distorts Japan


Those two favorite targets for Western moralizing about Japanese corporate corruption — Olympus (cameras) and Recruit (information) — are back in the headlines. Both typify the shallowness of much Western reporting in Japan.