These have been difficult times for some of Japan’s most well-known corporations. Toyota’s recall continues to expand — now encompassing some of its top models in the U.S., China and Europe. It seems unheard of for a company which for years has been synonymous with quality.
And Japan Airlines, under bankruptcy protection, announced a new president this week. I drew this cartoon as JAL’s stock continued its free-fall plummet. The flagship airline hit a peak of 213 yen last March. Its 52-week low: 1 yen on Jan. 21.