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Numbers 'too embarrassing' to show fuelled Toshiba scandal

Industrial giant must correct at least US$1.2b of earnings across more than six years

(From left) Mr Muromachi, Mr Tanaka and Mr Maeda bowing to apologise before about 400 journalists and analysts.


"GET it done like your life depends on it." That was the message former Toshiba Corp president Atsutoshi Nishida delivered to underlings in 2008. And they got it done.

The shame of earnings considered "too embarrassing" to show publicly helped drive an accounting scandal at...