Soccer legend Diego Maradona scored one of his most famous goals by taking the most direct route to his objective, wrong-footing defenders who expected him to alter course. Now, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda is doing the same, an increasing number of economists say.
Unilever has said ciao to its Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce business, agreeing to unload it to Japanese food manufacturer Mizkan Group for about $2.15 billion as the maker of Dove skin creams continues to shed food brands.
Osaka prefecture in western Japan canceled the 78.1 billion yen ($760 million) sale of a commuter rail line after local lawmakers rejected Lone Star Funds as the winning bidder, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Takao Suzuki was chairing a board meeting on the fourth floor of Daito Bank Ltd. headquarters when the earthquake struck. As windows shattered and the floor shook, he dashed for the door, opening it to secure an escape route.