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Kobe Steel to push governance reform under new chief

The scandal-hit Japanese company seeks to change corporate culture

TOKYO -- Kobe Steel, reeling from a damaging data-doctoring scandal, will take steps to prevent a recurrence and strengthen corporate governance under its new president.

Mitsugu Yamaguchi, currently executive vice president, will lead the steelmaker after Chairman and President Hiroya Kawasaki steps down April 1.

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