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Whistleblowers: our best weapon against corporate fraud

More people are speaking out, but the authorities must make it easier to sound the alarm

Two companies grabbed the media spotlight more than all others during Japan's just-ended peak season for annual shareholders meetings, both for ignominious reasons.

The spotlight shone brightest on Toshiba, and it is not hard to understand why: One of the country's most famous companies has been brought to the brink of collapse by accounting misdeeds and massive losses at its nuclear business in the U.S.

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