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An expert panel of Japan’s infrastructure ministry said in a report Friday that the ministry padded construction orders made to domestic firms by up to ¥5.1 trillion annually through data tampering.

The padded figures, however, are likely to have had only a minor impact on the country’s gross domestic product data, panel chief Yasuto Yoshizoe, professor emeritus at Aoyama Gakuin University, told a news conference.

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