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Mitsubishi Materials data scandal spreads to more products

Group admits to manipulation of coiled copper wire specifications

Mitsubishi Materials President Akira Takeuchi, center, bows in apology at the beginning of a news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 19.

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Materials announced Tuesday that subsidiary Mitsubishi Cable Industries shipped coiled copper wire with falsified inspection data to five companies, widening a scandal that has plagued the Japanese group.

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