The idea a country’s leader decides which deals get done — and that it’s contingent on how friendly the company is with the leader — is how it works in Putin’s Russia.
For Joe Nocera's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
As the U.S. shifts its attention away from the pandemic, turmoil in the streets could hobble the recovery from COVID-19.
The U.S. survived the 1968 pandemic without shutting down society, and there isn’t much evidence that shutdowns are truly effective this time.
It’s always worth listening to smart people with ideas that go against the grain.
Americans are being forced to make life and death choices without vital information.
The fugitive ex-CEO goes on the offensive and it's only going to get worse for the company.
Protecting kids from nicotine shouldn't matter more than saving the lives of millions of smokers.
It makes sense to increase regulation of the digital giant.
Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa's fate suggests it's riskier to be a foreign executive in Japan when trouble is afoot.
Saving Chrysler was a big accomplishment, but Iacocca's legacy is more about making the covers of Time and Newsweek.