Aikawa enters the room to start his news conference at the Transport Ministry in Tokyo.
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Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it used fuel economy testing methods that did not comply with Japanese regulations for 25 years, much longer than previously known.Japan's sixth-largest automaker has lost half its market value – some $3.9 billion – since it admitted last week to manipulating test data for four domestic mini-vehicle models, including two it produced for Nissan Motor Co.Another executive, Koji Yokomaku, said Mitsubishi Motors raised its fuel economy targets five times in two years while developing the mini-vehicles, reaching 29.2 kilometers per liter from an initial target of 26.4 kilometers per liter.Mitsubishi Motors said the U.S. testing method may have been used as it is shorter and would save time.Last week, it ordered other domestic automakers to submit fuel economy test data by May 18 .
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