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The number of vehicles recalled in Japan hit a record-high 18.99 million units in fiscal 2015, largely affected by a global crisis over Takata Corp.’s faulty air bag inflators, the government said Monday.

The figure for the year that ended March 31 nearly doubled from the previous record of 9.55 million for fiscal 2014, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said. It hit a record high for the third straight year.

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