Nice webbast of CNN clip on Japan Airlines CEO cutting his pay to less than that of the pilots. He really seems to understand the company does not exist for him to plunder (unlike so many CEOs in the USA).
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Very humble, imagine the psychological impact on the workers(motivation)
But that cafeteria scene is very common. I worked in a japanese factory and the factory director also lined up behind machine operators and other workers.