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Ex-Olympus CEO Readies for Return to Japan

Michael Woodford, the former chief executive of Olympus admits to being apprehensive as he packs his bags to return to Japan for the first time since blowing the cover off one of the countrys most high-profile corporate scandals.

"It is a little scary to go back but I have started on this journey and plan to finish it," he wrote in an email copied to Reuters on Tuesday.

Fired last month for demanding to know why the board had approved around $1.3 billion worth of obscure fees and deals, the British Olympus veteran of 31-years fled Japan amid fears the money trail might lead to Japans "yakuza" organized crime syndicates.

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