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Mitsubishi Electric used fake-data program in years of deception

Lack of consequences perpetuates insular corporate culture

Mitsubishi Electric's use of falsified data is only the latest in a series of quality-related scandals for the company. (Photo by Yuta Fukushima)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Electric used a computer program to generate the falsified data for rail equipment going as far back as the 1980s, highlighting a long record of malfeasance at a company where quality control scandals have brought few consequences.

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