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2 bosses' rivalry helped fuel Toshiba's bad accounting

TOKYO -- Frictions between a former president and his predecessor played a part in encouraging accounting irregularities at Toshiba.

     When Vice Chairman Norio Sasaki was president from 2009 to 2013, then-Chairman Atsutoshi Nishida was adamant about meeting budget targets. To thwart Nishida's influence, Sasaki apparently ended up instructing subordinates to cook the books.

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