4 weeks Mitsubishi Motors says former chairman Masuko dead at 71 Inquirer
TOKYO --- Mitsubishi Motors Corp's former chairman Osamu Masuko has died from heart failure, the Japanese automaker said in a statement on Monday. He was 71. Masuko, a veteran of the Mitsubishi conglomerate, had just weeks ago resigned as chairman citing health reasons. He became the automaker's president in 2005, and oversaw the creation of the partnership between Mitsubishi and Nissan Motor Co. Mitsubishi Motors said he died on Aug. 27. "(H)e built solid relationships with the management of partners, the Alliance companies and the Mitsubishi Group through good communications by leveraging his personality and extensive connections," the company said. ... more