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Japanese employees need to be encouraged to report misconduct

Expert says "not speaking truth to power" is an endemic problem Asia

A worker walks past Kobe Steel's logo at its Moka factory in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo on Oct. 24.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Japanese employers should encourage staff not to be subservient and speak up when they see unlawful behavior at work, a crisis management expert said, following recent cases of fraud at some of the country's biggest companies.

Kobe Steel, Subaru and Nissan are just three Japanese industrial names recently embroiled in a series of scandals. Kobe has been accused of falsifying data and Nissan and Subaru have been found to have allowed unauthorized technicians to inspect products for decades.

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