1. In buying Toshiba, a little-known fund takes on Japan Inc's toughest job

    By: Anton Bridge and Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - A little-known private equity firm is set to take on the toughest job in corporate Japan: turning around Toshiba. Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) is spearheading a $14 billion takeover that will see the troubled conglomerate de