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Leaving the medium- and long-term management of airbags up to only parts suppliers has its limits.   © Reuters

Lessons left unlearned in Takata air bag scandal

Air bags are still exploding while regulators keep dawdling

| Japan

TOKYO -- After nine years, 100 million recalls and perhaps 11 tragic deaths in the U.S. alone, the massive Takata air bag scandal that first surfaced in 2008 still lingers.

The Japanese parts supplier held a press conference at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on May 10 to announce its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31. Yoichiro Nomura, the company's executive director, used the occasion to apologize again over the scandal.

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