MMC and Fuso Apology

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Mitsubishi Apologies

June 2, 2004. Japan Times reported that 29 employees were 'punished' by Mitsubishi Fuso. The names of only two of those punished were disclosed -- operating officers Hisashi Watanabe and Mikiya Ota, who were to have their salaries cut by 30% for three months. 4 senior managers were suspended from work for 5 days. Another 4 senior managers' salaries were cut by 50% for one day. 19 other employees were ordered to submit a letter of apology each. The truck and bus maker stressed that these 'punishments' were in conformance to Labor Standards Law.

A few links in reverse chronological order.

Arrest of Fuso executives
Criticism of MMC by Governement, victims, lawyers
Fuso Trucks in Danger of Losing ISO 9001 Certification
First reaction to MMMC's Fuso Hub Defect Cover-up Scandal
Fuso Truck Hub and Wheel Defect Cover-up Background