Olympus whistleblower inks deal for US TV programme

UK-Japan News December 2017

Michael Woodford MBE, the former chief executive officer of Olympus Corporation who blew the whistle on financial irregularities at the firm, has signed a deal to have his story made into a TV programme, The Telegraph reported on 11 November.

Produced by US firm Tenafly Film Company, it will be part of an anthology showing “brave men and women standing up for what is right”.

Woodford had, at one time, been warned by police that his life was in danger due to the connection of some of Olympus’s illegal payments to organised crime.