TAKING A STAND: At a shareholders meeting, the executive who blew the whistle on an accounting scandal at Olympus Corp. demanded to know why he was fired as chief executive. The company declined to answer, citing pending litigation.
THE BACKDROP: Michael Woodford was fired in October after he blew the whistle. The company has acknowledged it hid $1.5 billion in investment losses dating back to the 1990s.
OTHER ACTIONS: The company's proposals, including the approval of new management, were all passed without problem by enthusiastic clapping from about 1,000 people attending the three-hour meeting, despite spurts of shouting from naysayers.