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Osamu Masuko, former Mitsubishi Motors chairman, dies at 71

Veteran leader credited with guiding automaker through difficult times

Osamu Masuko stepped down earlier this month as chairman and member of the board due to health concerns.

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors' former chairman Osamu Masuko died on Thursday from heart failure. He was 71.

Masuko had stepped down from his post earlier this month due to worsening health.

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