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Minoru Makihara, former Mitsubishi chief, dies at 90

UK-born, Harvard-educated leader bridged group's alliance with DaimlerChrysler

Minoru Makihara, who joined Mitsubishi Corp. in 1956, was appointed president in 1992.

TOKYO -- Minoru Makihara, a former president of Mitsubishi Corp., died at home on Dec. 13 from heart failure, the company confirmed on Monday. He was 90.

The wake and funeral were attended by family members and relatives. A farewell ceremony will be held by Mitsubishi at a later date.

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