• Kyodo


The industry ministry plans to raise the maximum fine for failing to meet industrial standards to ¥100 million ($894,000), 100 times the current level, in light of the continuing string of product data scandals marring Japanese companies, officials said.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry aims to submit a proposal to revise the Industrial Standardization Act governing Japan Industrial Standards certification when the Diet opens on Jan. 22, the officials said Wednesday.

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