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Nissan records suggest cover-up on inspection scandal

Official documents were stamped with the seals of certified workers

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa bows after a news conference in Yokohama, Japan, on Oct. 2. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- While unauthorized workers were doing the final safety checks of Nissan Motor cars in Japan, inspection papers were being stamped with the seals of certified employees, The Nikkei learned on Wednesday.

Nissan announced last week that unauthorized personnel had been handling the final inspections. Japan's transport ministry said it will conduct a probe into the matter.

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