Former Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa
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Olympus and former executives plead guilty to fraud

Former Olympus chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa has pleaded guilty to charges of falsifying accounts, covering up losses of $1.7bn (£1.1bn), at the opening of his trial.

Two other former executives, as well as the camera firm itself, filed a guilty plea in Tokyo District Court.

The three admitted to hiding losses dating back to the 1990s, which were brought to light by a former chief executive, Michael Woodford.

Mariko Oi reports.

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