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Darrel E. Whitten

Japan-based Investment Analyst

Darrel Whitten is currently director of new business development for the IR Corporation, a Tokyo-based investor relations consultancy serving both Japanese and foreign listed companies.

Mr. Whitten has lived and worked in Japan for the past three decades — originally as a communications engineer for the U.S. government.

He has been following the Japanese financial markets for over 20 years, first as an investment analyst, then as a director of equity research and chief equity strategist for two major investment banks, Lehman Brothers Japan and ABN AMRO Securities Japan.

He continues to analyze and write about Japan’s financial markets as founder of Asian Business

Mr. Whitten graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo — and is fluent in Japanese.

Articles by Darrel E. Whitten

A Capital Question: Can Japan Compete?

Are Japanese companies — once among the world's elite — still able to compete?

June 25, 2002