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.