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Toshiba in turmoil

New Toshiba chief says he's the first to understand digital

Shimada faces test with investors at shareholders meeting Thursday

Taro Shimada speaks at his inaugural news conference as Toshiba president on March 1. (Photo courtesy of Toshiba)

TOKYO -- New Toshiba President Taro Shimada skipped the typical Japanese modesty when saying why he is fit to lead the troubled industrial group.

"I am the first president to understand digital technology," Shimada told reporters earlier this month.

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