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A man walks past the signboard of Kobe Steel at the group's Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan October 10, 2017.   © Reuters

Kobe Steel scandal: Five legal dangers facing company

Experts say data falsification could lead to huge damages, even criminal penalties

| Japan

TOKYO -- Kobe Steel's falsification of data regarding client specifications for aluminum and copper products impacts a wide range of companies from automakers to defense contractors. Given the deep implications of the scandal, The Nikkei has consulted experts to determine five legal dangers the Japanese steelmaker may face.

1. Liabilities 

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