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Kobe Steel plants have reportedly shipped substandard products to customers for 40 to 50 years.
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Kobe Steel plants faked quality data for decades

Cheating 'manuals' backed systemic fraud under succession of managers

| Japan

TOKYO -- Product quality data was falsified for decades at some Kobe Steel plants in Japan, well beyond the roughly 10-year time frame given by the steelmaker, a source with knowledge of the situation said Monday.

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