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Suzuki and Mazda admit faking emissions tests

Half of Japan's 8 passenger carmakers known to have fudged final vehicle checks

Mazda has been implicated for the first time in a series of emissions testing scandals at Japanese automakers, while Suzuki was one of the first companies found to have falsified data.

TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor, Mazda Motor and Yamaha Motor conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their vehicles in Japan, Nikkei learned Wednesday.

This is the latest in a growing list of compliance scandals in the country's auto industry, and was confirmed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday.

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