Japan's Junichi Ujiie

With his intellectual bent, elegant attire, and taste for classical music, Junichi Ujiie is by no means your typical hard-drinking, sales-driven, Japanese brokerage-house executive. Yet that was precisely why he was sought after when scandal-tainted Nomura Securities Co. tapped Ujiie as its president a little more than a year ago, after Tokyo prosecutors stormed into the headquarters of Japan's No.1 brokerage. The raid unveiled a scandal that tied Nomura's top brass to Japanese gangsters.

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