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Market Scramble: Cracks in governance undermine case for buy Japan

Toshiba case shows how hasty overseas M&A growth can blur oversight

TOKYO -- Recent blows to investor confidence in the accuracy of corporate Japan's earnings statements are making it harder for the stock market to pull out of a slump.

"Though their earnings may be good, stocks in companies known for lax governance tend to suffer," said Mitsushige Akino, an executive at Ichiyoshi Asset Management.

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