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‘Shuttle Diplomacy Gone Bad’: How Japan’s investing star became embroiled in Toshiba board dispute

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By Ross Kerber and Makiko Yamazaki BOSTON/TOKYO (Reuters) -Hiromichi Mizuno’s connections, spanning from the Japanese government to Harvard University, made him a guiding voice among climate-focused investors worldwide. Now those ties have placed his own conduct under scrutiny after an independent report focused on Mizuno’s role in alleged collusion between the management of Toshiba Corp and Japan’s trade ministry to block foreign investors from gaining board influence at the conglomerate. The revelations helped lead to the ouster of Toshiba’s chairman last month. Mizuno said in a recent inter…

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