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Kobe Steel data scandal

After Kobe Steel scandal, Japan's factories must change

Management and work sites must collaborate to ease stress causing wrongdoing

  © Reuters

The recent of revelations about inspection problems at Nissan Motor and Kobe Steel, which may have been lurking in both companies for some time, are by no means failures that suddenly occurred as a result of new challenges.

It seems that, under immense pressure to meet deadlines, people turn a blind eye to things even though they know what they are doing is not right. When, sometimes, the wrong doing comes to light it creates great stress on factory floor and discord with management. This can become a vicious cycle.

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