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Mitsubishi solidarity survived war but succumbs to changing times

'Zaibatsu' descendants grapple with pressures hitting much of Japan Inc.

Many market players hold the top three Mitsubishi companies -- BTMU, Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy -- responsible for overlooking Mitsubishi Motors' misdeeds.

TOKYO -- Through Japan's prewar and postwar economic ups and downs, there has been at least one constant: a strong sense of solidarity among businesses bearing the Mitsubishi name.

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