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Mitsubishi Motors: Scandal-hit 'third wheel' in Ghosn's alliance

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By Kazuhiro Nogi

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What a disgrace Saikawa is, where are the laywers???

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In its most recent financial statement this month, it announced a gain of seven percent in first-half net profits compared to the same period the previous year. Operating profits jumped nearly 29 percent.

Carlos did this, where is Mitsubishi lawyers in all this? they cant save the man who saved their company also?

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All three of the companies deserve to go bust, and the heads, including Saikawa, jailed.

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This is rather eastasia than Britain. Wuold you say diesel go bust?

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Here are some facts and background about the Japanese firm ................

I wonder why this article fails to mention Daimler - Chrysler's almost 6 year involvement with Mitsubishi Motors and the fact that Daimler still owns most of Mitsubishi Fuso?

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How many Japanese corporations have been involved in fraud scandals over the last few years? It would be easier to count those who have not been involved in fraud scandals. Just line them all up and name and shame them. If they are not in trouble for fraud they are in trouble for being black companies who abuse staff. The Japanese shame file is extensive and growing daily.

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No mention of the trunk wheel studs.

The fault was know tonthe company for over 10 years and not rectified.

Among the reported accident was a wheel coming off a truck and strikng a granny and a couple of kids.

Fatalities in that accident brought the scandal to light. Japanese companies are SO lucky that litigation laws are slanted in their favoe.

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Trying to make an impression that it is the Japanese company, not Ghosn under arrest, is wrong.

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If you'll recall, the Mitsubishi fuel mileage scandal was first brought to light by Nissan (through their kei car joint venture), and then Nissan opportunistically swept in and took over the company while MMC was in disarray. It seemed like a mighty convenient series of events at the time, but there was no proof of an shenanigans, so it mostly went by the wayside. Now, after the Ghosn affair, it seems quite clear that Nissan is willing to use the law to its own ends when it suits them- both Ghosn and MMC were "whistleblowing" episodes that turned out quite well for Nissan's objectives. I'm beginning to feel a pattern here.

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I remember back when the Fuso had a problem that killed a small girl. I guess it was a witchhunt. I've had cars from most brands and all of them had a deffect that was never isued a recall. Maybe most car companies do the same. I wilñ never forget when my Kia Rio steering broke, I was lucky.

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Kenji Fujimori:

What a disgrace Saikawa is, where are the laywers???

According to some reports, a US law firm, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, is representing Ghosn.

I do not expect too much from the lawyers until Tokyo District formerly announces to prosecute a case against him. There is a chance that he gets dismissed without prosecution.

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Trying to make an impression that it is the Japanese company, not Ghosn under arrest, is wrong.

I am aware that Ghosn is under arrest. I think everybody knows that.

I also get the impression that the Japanese company needs to be investigated.

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What a disgrace Saikawa is, where are the laywers???

Ghosn has probably the best lawyer he could probably want on his case. His lawyer is the former chief prosecutor for the Tokyo Prosecutors office and his "kohai" happens to be the guy prosecuting Ghosn.

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Carlos did this, where is Mitsubishi lawyers in all this? they cant save the man who saved their company also?

One of the complaints circulating about Ghosn in Japanese language sources is that he was spending very little time in Japan and in particular putting very little effort into getting Mitsubishi to clean up its act.

And, in point of fact, it was Nissan that stepped in to rescue Mitsubishi this time around.

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