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Japan's manufacturers must rebuild their damaged reputations

Quality control scandals have cost the industry decades of hard-won trust

Clockwise from top left: apologies by Kobe Steel, Subaru, Mitsubishi Materials and Nissan Motor executives

The trust that Japan's manufacturing industry has spent decades building up is being eroded. Shortcomings in quality control exposed at Kobe Steel and Nissan Motor have now been found at subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Materials and Toray Industries. Japanese manufacturers cannot hope to regain the trust they have lost unless the causes of these scandals are rooted out.

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