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Suzuki Motor Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Osamu Suzuki, center, bows with president Toshihiro Suzuki, right, and vice president Osamu Honda during a press conference in Tokyo, on Wednesday. The company said it has found irregularities in its vehicle running tests conducted to gauge fuel economy.

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Nice bow, all is forgiven. There there

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sorry not sorry

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3 in the bed and the little on said roll over, roll over.

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So they all rolled over, and one took the fall

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Wow. I am starting to feel like a broken record always typing this same comment: The "sorry we got go caught" bow

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So, are they sorry because they did it or because they caught?

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The biggest quality among the Japanese people I like most is that whenever anything wrong is committed, they bow in all humility and say Fukaku thrice in all sincerity which completely disarm the other people adversely affected by such wrong doing.

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hahaha they all are crooks... Nissan going to buy these guys as well?

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Damn Nissan, has to throw a tantrum and disrupt the WA! You're not very Japanese Nissan, although your name means "Japanese made", but your morality isn't Japanese at all! Any proud Japanese should stop buying Nissan!

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The biggest quality among the Japanese people I like most is that whenever anything wrong is committed, they bow in all humility and say Fukaku thrice in all sincerity which completely disarm the other people adversely affected by such wrong doing.

If you think that anyone is disarmed by the bowing you have a lot to learn about the culture here. No one is disarmed, the ritualistic bowing is to apologize for bringing shame on Japan Inc. Somewhere down the line some board member or the CEO will retire to take responsibility for the actions of the underlings, and thing will eventually get back to business as usual.

Dont be fooled by the show, it's for TV and the press, and makes everyone (Japanese) feel all warm and fuzzy inside feeling safe in their cocoon thinking that these "noble" men are taking one for the team, (Japan Inc)

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So sorry we got caught. List is getting longer by the week!

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This happens so often they should hire a marching band

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Who else is tired as hell seeing all these old guys' bowing? I for one think they really don't mean sorry but saying "damn, didn't think they would be caught."

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it's certainly endearing to see it the first couple of times, but thousands of apologies later you realize it's just a game

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same old, same old, yawn zzzzzzzzz

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1) Suspend them from doing business 2) Take away their ill-gotten gains

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"but this is Japan, we do things differently here and won't ever think about new ways to innovate/improve the company"

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Sorry we got caught. We'll probably do it again, but next time, we'll cover our tracks better. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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and thing will eventually get back to business as usual.

Yep... back to the business of cooking the books, price fixing, and faking fuel gauge tests.

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Does anyone in Japan really believe these guys are sorry?

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what they did were wrong, but seeing them in the picture, felt sad for them and their family.

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This didn't work when I tried it with my wife (she's Japanese). Maybe these geezer ossan should try it in front of a room packed with only female journalists and critics. Man that would be a sight!

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Another corporate 'Sorrimasen' - a meaningless apology - Japanese-English hybrid verb translated roughly as 'I'm not sorry!

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@mtuffizi

"what they did were wrong, but seeing them in the picture, felt sad for them and their family."

Please tell us why exactly you feel sad for them pls.

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