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Kobe Steel Ltd. has unleashed an industrial scandal that is reverberating across Asia’s second-largest economy, stating that it falsified data related to the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products used in aircraft, cars and maybe even a space rocket.

Customers including Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Subaru Corp. said they had used materials from Kobe Steel that have now been acknowledged as subject to the falsification. But Boeing Co., which gets some parts from Subaru, said nothing to date raises any safety concerns.

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