Mitsubishi, is indeed one of the world's biggest coporation. However, the history of Mitsubishi, is somewhat dark.
Originally, during the Japanese occupation in Korea during 1900 until the A-Bomb over hiroshima, Mitsubushi brought in millions of Korean women, children, as well as men, as laborers who were put into factories which had ill conditions. These myriad of Koreans were treated as slaves.
Mitsubishi also used to make and still are today, Japan's military aircraft producer. the company logo of Mitsubishi, the three diamonds, is actually a representant of the propellers of aircraft produced during WW2( Just like Benz and BMW logo!). Mitsubishi still makes jetfighters for Japan Defense Force.
Mitsubushi faced many scandals and predicaments during its time. Mitsubishi is said to be backed by right-wing Japanese radicals. Apparently, some key members were affliated with the Yakuza syndicate during the 1900-1940s.
Today, Mitsubishi makes cars, electronics, and pretty much everything. However, they still fail to pay compensation, like the Japanese government, to the millions of Koreans who worked as slaves under not only Mitsubishi, but many other major Japanese corporations today.
Mitsubishi cars are losing ground in todays automarket(even Hyundai and Kia's are doing better), largely because of its poor afterserivce, as well as crappy warranty policies. However, notable Mitsubishi cars are the Eclipse generation, and the EVO. One of the best World Rally Championship cars. Still the overall quality of Mitsubishi is somewhat faltering.
Some people are even claiming Mitsubishi to be near extinction. Who knows? Only the future will tell. But note this,
"He who builds on the people, builds on mud."
Mitsubishi's dark history is not yet known to the public until now.
Mitsubishi EVO VIII kicks ass!
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