According to the AP, Hideaki Noguchi and executive of H.S. Securities was found dead of an apparent suicide. Noguchi and HS assisted Livedoor in takeover deals over the years. He was found dead in a hotel in Okinawa. If you don’t follow the Japanese market, Livedoor has been involoved in a big corporate scandal. The scandal erupted Monday night when Tokyo prosecutors raided Livedoor’s offices to investigate allegations the company had violated securities laws — spooking investors and sending shares plunging on Tuesday and Wednesday.