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Woodford criticises silence of Japanese investors

6 January 2012 Last updated at 13:51 GMT

The British businessman who was ousted as chief executive of the Japanese camera-maker, Olympus, has abandoned his attempts to get his job back.

Michael Woodford was sacked last year, after exposing a major accounting scandal at the company.

He said he had failed to secure the backing of any investors.

In a news conference he said the "Japanese shareholders have not spoken one single word of criticism".