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Nissan Motor Co. has found that an air bag made by Takata Corp. ruptured abnormally and injured a passenger in a Nissan vehicle last month, the transport ministry said, announcing the first such case in Japan.

Automakers have been recalling tens of millions of vehicles around the world since 2008 due to fears that air bag inflators made by the Tokyo-based supplier could explode with too much force, spraying metal fragments inside cars.

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