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Mitsubishi Electric CEO Sugiyama quits over fake inspections

Outgoing chief admits 'systemic wrongdoing' going back decades at industrial group

Takeshi Sugiyama said he was "keenly aware of my responsibility for damaging trust" during a press conference in Tokyo on July 2.  (Photo by Arisa Moriyma)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric President and CEO Takeshi Sugiyama said he will resign after revelations that the company used a computer program to fake inspection results for industrial equipment going back as far as the 1980s.

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