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Michael Woodford: Japan 'sleepwalking to oblivion'


Michael Woodford rose to become chief executive of one of the most iconic Japanese companies - the camera and medical equipment maker, Olympus.

He then exposed fraud at the heart of its leadership and was sacked after 30 years of service. Three people at the Tokyo-based company subsequently admitted he was right and it emerged they had hidden more than $1bn in investment losses.

Zeinab Badawi asks Michael Woodford what his case tell us about business culture in Japan?

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