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Mitsubishi Electric chairman resigns over inspection scandals

Sakuyama to assume advisory role, but also leaves high-level post at Keidanren

Sakuyama also resigned from vice chairman of the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, the country’s largest business lobby. (File photo by Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric Chairman Masaki Sakuyama resigned Friday following a number of scandals over quality control, the company announced the same day, as he takes responsibility for the actions of the company's president from 2014 to 2018.

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