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Let’s Get Homer Simpson’s Hands Off the Controls: William Pesek

Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese executives aren’t known for bucking the establishment. Hiroshi Mikitani is a rare exception at a time when rebellion is most needed.

The president of Rakuten Inc., Japan’s biggest online retailer, turned 46 on March 11. That was the day when a record earthquake and tsunami set off the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl and forever changed the way Japanese view the reactors in their midst. Almost five months later, the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant is still leaking radioactivity.