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Mitsubishi Electric quality scandal widens to 70% of its Japan factories

New report finds 101 more cases of misconduct at maker of rail, factory equipment

A number of quality control lapses have emerged at Mitsubishi Electric since 2018. (Photo by Yuta Fukushima)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric cheated on inspections and engaged in other bad behavior at 70% of its factories in Japan, according to the latest report in an ongoing investigation that points to deep-seated problems at one of the nation's leading industrial groups.

Wednesday's third interim report revealed 101 additional cases, bringing the total to 148 cases. Cases have been found at 16 of the company's 22 domestic factories, or about 70%.

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