At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane asked Mitsubishi Electric for a detailed report on the problem that inspection fraud was discovered in the equipment used for railways of a major electronics manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric, and the railway company was asked. He revealed that he had instructed him to carry out a careful inspection.
Mitsubishi Electric has revealed that inspections have been fraudulent for many years in the air conditioners for railways manufactured at the Nagasaki factory, as well as in the air compressors used for opening and closing train doors and brakes. did.
Regarding this, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, "It is very regrettable that proper inspections have not been carried out for many years with equipment that is deeply involved in the safe operation of railways."
After that, he asked Mitsubishi Electric to "request a detailed report, including whether there are any other inappropriate cases, and consider necessary measures based on the results. Safety is a major premise for public transportation. We will take strict measures. "
In addition, Minister Akabane said that the safety of trains that use Mitsubishi Electric's equipment has been confirmed by vehicle inspections before operation, and said, "For railway companies nationwide, carefully inspect the equipment. We instructed them to do what they should do and to report any problems as soon as possible. "
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama "Watching very regrettable response"
In addition, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 2nd, "If we have carried out inappropriate inspections for many years, it is a problem that could seriously damage the trust in Japanese manufacturing and it is very regrettable." It was.
On that basis, Minister Kajiyama said, "I would like to pay close attention to Mitsubishi Electric's response so that the facts can be grasped and the cause can be steadily investigated. First of all, he expressed his intention to pay close attention to the response of the company.Keywords: