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Mitsubishi Materials data scandal spreads to 3 subsidiaries

Nonconforming parts shipped to more than 250 clients

Data falsification continues to plague Japanese companies.

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Materials revealed Thursday that inspection data was falsified at a total of three subsidiaries, with at least 258 customers potentially receiving parts below their quality specifications.

The Japanese company plans to hold a press conference Friday to explain the improprieties at Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Mitsubishi Shindoh and Mitsubishi Aluminum.

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