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#Olympus investigations: reporters' tweets (11 - 18 November)

If you read Japanese newspaper in Japanese you'd be amazed how little they have reported about this scandal/fraud. (See tweeps' excellent explanations below.) Not a few Japanese people have now turned to "foreign media" to follow the news. Read More
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Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

Japanese police finally open investigation against Olympus: http://t.co/8NjqMD2E

10/11/2011 09:11:04 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

Great article by @HirokoTabuchi on latest Olympus news, police investigations: http://t.co/aODKSshg

10/11/2011 09:28:04 WIB
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein

I've got my magnum opus on Olympus ready to go, & working on a massive time-line which only total financial crime geeks will read. But OK!

11/11/2011 14:02:03 WIB
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein

Olympus on the TSE watch-list--one step closer to being delisted. Delisting is nice when it's the phone book but not in finance, I'm told.

11/11/2011 14:03:18 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

Bizarre, bizarre Mainichi article on Olympus where they won't *name* someone Olympus related who is easily figured out: http://t.co/nzQWyW93

11/11/2011 16:35:07 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

Mainichi bizarre-ness: "The third-party panel is expected to investigate this man in connection with Olympus's alleged accounting fraud."

11/11/2011 16:36:30 WIB
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein

@Shogannai Exactly. I'm grateful to "Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief" for interesting my daughter in Greek mythology. I learned too.

12/11/2011 07:43:20 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

Trouble Mounts at Olympus - Atlantic Wire story by @jakeadelstein alleging yakuza ties http://t.co/1Ib1xmlo

14/11/2011 14:19:55 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

@neojaponisme J-Bridge ties don't seem tangential but @jakeadelstein know more than I do >Those ties seem tangential >Trouble Mounts..

14/11/2011 16:15:08 WIB
Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 @jakeadelstein

@HirokoTabuchi @neojaponisme Thanks Hiroko-san. Neo先生 I actually had to look up the word "tangential" but I think the connection is strong.

14/11/2011 22:58:45 WIB
Uncle Reiwa @Adamukun

@neojaponisme @HirokoTabuchi Touting the Yakuza angle seems like a stretch. The bigtime fraud wasn't done by yakuza by appearances

14/11/2011 16:52:21 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

@Adamukun @neojaponisme IMO, this story needs much more on-the-ground reporting. Reaching conclusions on what little we know = premature

14/11/2011 17:02:53 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

@HirokoTabuchi @Adamukun I'm sure the acquired companies had a sketchy past but Oly seemed to be in the driving seat

14/11/2011 17:16:40 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

@HirokoTabuchi @jakeadelstein But you are right, J-Bridge makes Global Company look to be in sketchy company

14/11/2011 18:08:26 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

@HirokoTabuchi @adamukun In Gyrus deal, advisors told them to not make that bad stock payment to Axes but they did it anyway

14/11/2011 18:56:15 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

@HirokoTabuchi @adamukun Oly also very publicly teamed up with ITX and GC as a way to find M&A targets, likely to hide losses

14/11/2011 18:56:51 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

@neojaponisme Respect your theories but don't think we'll solve this by pontificating. Too early for that. We don't have the full story yet

14/11/2011 19:18:44 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

@HirokoTabuchi Right, but all the good reporting from NYT, Reuters, etc. points to something different than "malicious yakuza infestation"

14/11/2011 19:19:58 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

@neojaponisme But I still think we know so little, too little to start ruling things out so definitively.

14/11/2011 19:22:03 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

@neojaponisme Not saying you're wrong. But even Tokyo police are investigating Y-links. Maybe they find nothing. It's just too early to say.

14/11/2011 19:37:12 WIB
Néojaponisme @neojaponisme

@HirokoTabuchi There's definitely some level of links, as Jake's article showed. But they aren't necessary to explain what happened. (maybe)

14/11/2011 19:39:26 WIB
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi

@neojaponisme I think nothing out in the public domain right now sufficiently explains what happened.

14/11/2011 19:46:32 WIB
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n o f r i l l s /共訳書『アメリカ侵略全史』作品社 @nofrills 18/11/2011 23:08:47 WIB
If you read Japanese, here's today's compilation (after the NYT yakuza connection report. Quite a bit about the GS): http://togetter.com/li/215970
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