Since taking over, CEO Toshiaki Higashihara is credited with transforming Hitachi, once the country’s biggest loss-maker, into a profitable enterprise without outside intervention.
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A small clutch of attorneys from Latham & Watkins advised Nissan for years on how to compensate its then chairman and CEO. They were then enlisted to investigate the fallen auto titan.
Kelly, 65, was arrested the same day as Ghosn in November 2018 and has been in Japan ever since, seeking to prove his innocence in a trial that started a year ago.
Nissan has agreed to settle a class action suit by investors who said they were misled about a compensation plan that allegedly saw the former chairman be overpaid.
The plans, to be announced Wednesday, include spending as much as ¥100 billion and boosting output to 18 gigawatt-hours after about five years.
The firms will join Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Hino Motors Ltd., Toyota’s truck and bus unit, which formed the venture earlier this year.
Hisayuki Idekoba says Recruit's "ground-up type of culture," where employees are judged on their ability to deliver results rather than time spent in the office, has been an asset.
By pleading guilty and showing remorse, the Taylors appear to be seeking a speedy sentencing and reduced sentence.
What’s at stake, essentially, is something even more valuable than profitability: The last unclaimed corner of consumers’ attention during their waking hours.
"We would not be organizing the games if we believed they could cause a big spread of the virus,” said Andrew Parsons, the head of the International Paralympic Committee.