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The ex-president of a scandal-hit unit of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. will step down as adviser only a month since assuming the post after he resigned from his former job for ordering a data falsification cover-up.

Mutsumi Yasutake, the former chief of auto parts manufacturer Diamet Corp., will quit the job as he completes “the process of handing over information about the data quality issue,” a Mitsubishi Materials spokesman said.

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