The top business news stories of 2017

Business Dec 27, 2017

The top business news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Morass of data scandals: Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and Toray Industries Inc. were all swept up in data falsification scandals, damaging Japan's reputation for high-quality production. In ...

Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

Business / Corporate Dec 21, 2017

Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

Kobe Steel Ltd., at the center of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken Japan's manufacturing industry, admitted for the first time that executives had been aware of the tampering and reassigned three senior officials. Japan's No.3 steel-maker, which supplies the manufacturers of cars, planes and ...