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Japan’s powerful trade ministry, the former head of investment at its giant pension fund, and even the current prime minister.

Those are the actors portrayed in a detailed description of how Toshiba Corp. allegedly tapped government allies to try to influence voting at its annual general meeting last year. Management at the more than 145-year-old manufacturer worked hand in hand with public officials in an attempt to sway the outcome, according to a 139-page report by three independent investigators elected by Toshiba stockholders to examine the issue.

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