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Mitsubishi Electric quality scandals fail to shake up insular culture

Faked data shows isolated divisions have not learned from others' errors

The recently revealed inspection cheating at Mitsubishi Electric may have gone on for more than three decades.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric's revelation of cheating on train equipment inspections is just the latest in a series of quality lapses that raise doubts about the Japanese industrial group's ability to change what critics call an arrogant corporate culture.

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