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Records show Honda chastised Takata as airbag crisis unfolded

MR TAKADA: At a press conference six months ago, the CEO made his first public apology, saying, 'I feel sorry our products hurt customers, despite the fact that we are a supplier of safety products.'

Southfield, Michigan

FOUR months before US regulators started their investigation, Honda Motor executives sat down with Shigehisa Takada, the head of Takata Corp, to scold him for the way the manufacturer reacted to the crisis over its potentially deadly airbags, according to minutes of

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