Takanori Nakamura has seen his net worth jump to about $1.8 billion (¥199 billion).
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Campfire's Kazuma Ieiri is one of a growing number of CEOs in Japan who have followed an atypical path to success.
Toshiba sought government help in an attempt to influence a key shareholder vote that installed its slate of directors, a probe has found in a vindication for investor activism in Japan.
Many market watchers are praising the move, saying that the BOJ’s outsized presence has undermined the price discovery process.
"All Toshiba had to do was agree to an independent investigation,” said an expert on corporate governance in Japan. "But for some reason, they refused.”
If the government goes on with the Olympics even as circumstances don’t support it, some fear investors overseas will view Japan as incapable of dealing with emergencies.
In corporate Japan, activist investors have gone from largely impotent onlookers to kingmakers in the space of just a few years.
Shares in Yoshio Tsuchiya’s Workman Co. have more than quadrupled since the start of 2018.
The Tokyo Games and a recently forged Asia trade pact will serve as some of the reasons for investors to seek Japan-specific exposure.
The central bank is going to continue with its current monetary easing to meet its objectives despite Abe’s resignation, according to people familiar with the matter.