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Toray data fraud caused by 'labor shortage': Report

Client demands for more checks led unit of textile maker to cut corners

Toray President Akihiro Nikkaku bows at a news conference in Tokyo on Nov. 28. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- A data fabrication scandal at a unit of industrial textile maker Toray Industries was caused mainly by insufficient staffing, which drove the company to cut corners as it struggled to meet product delivery deadlines, a report published Wednesday said.

The report, which was drawn up by a committee of outside experts, said there was no evidence the parent company was systematically involved in fudging the product inspection data.

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