to look good some genius came out with the idea of shutting down the beast (the 900) at a higher temperature: the idea was to cut the expenses of the in-warranty repairs. Problem was that many didn't buy it just because of that. So the savings went down to the floor. well done! The price of the new one is still astronomical but at least can be a little more useful now that they took that idiotic cut-off thing away.
hidden money , and payments to unknown recipients : can a "company" do that? yes, of course. Can the CEO be completely unaware of it? no. of course not. Not even as a possibility or even as a trend. Was the money destined to the organized crime (as suggested) ? It could be or maybe not but since it's unknown then it can be anything. Could be money to penetrate a new market? or a new area? or a new Country? So get the settlement money and live happily. Don't "act" that it's all "new" to you.What was interesting was more the fact that the media in Japan completely ignored the "news" . We can all guess the level of "professionalism" and independence (big word) from the power of the money of the media over there after watching that happening?