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Kobe Steel urged to clarify fudged data

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Kobe Steel, with headquarters in Tokyo, has admitted to falsifying data on aluminum and copper materials sold between the fall of 2016 and the end of August this year.

The Japanese government urged steel-maker Kobe Steel on Wednesday to clarify the extent of manipulation of inspection data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of products, reportedly including rockets, aircraft and cars, in the latest quality scandal to rock Japanese manufacturing.

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