Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Chairman Takashi Sonobe has died at the age of 62. Sonobe reportedly passed away Oct. 28 at a Tokyo hospital from heart failure. He joined Mitsubishi’s automotive arm in 1970 from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and went on to direct Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s Southeast Asian and North American units. In June 2000, Sonobe became a company board member and director, rising to president and CEO in November 2000, following the recall scandal in Japan that led to ...

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