Data cheating scandal at Japan’s Kobe Steel sets off safety scare
12 October 2017 | 12:08 pm
Japan's third-largest steelmaker is in crisis mode as a ballooning scandal over the quality of its products throws into question the safety of countless products from cars to space rockets.
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