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Quality scandals claim heads of Toray, Mitsubishi Materials units

Fallout from product data fabrication at Japan Inc. reaches top ranks

Mitsubishi Cable's then-President Hiroaki Murata spoke to the press Nov. 24.

TOKYO -- The presidents of two Mitsubishi Materials and Toray Industries subsidiaries lost their jobs amid revelations that their companies had misrepresented product quality, the first corporate chiefs to fall as a result of data falsification scandals that have tarnished Japan's reputation in manufacturing.

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