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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Dec 7, 2017
Kobe Steel scandal may open doors for rivals, spurned suitors
The worst product quality scandal in Kobe Steel Ltd.'s 112-year history has reignited speculation it could be broken up for sale or merged with a rival.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 3, 2017
Abuse of irregular but authorized shipments said behind Japan's manufacturing scandals
Long-term abuse of a customary business practice is spotted in the data-faking scandals tainting Japan's manufacturing industry.
Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 2, 2017
Steelers, Shining Arcs settle for draw; Black Rams thump Red Hurricanes
Kobe Kobelco Steelers and NTT Communications Shining Arcs drew 28-28 on Saturday at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground as the Japan Rugby Top League resumed after a five-week break.
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Dec 2, 2017
Life as a gangster in Japan just isn't as fun as it used to be
A number of theories have been put forward on the reasons behind the 2015 split of the country's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 17, 2017
No further misconduct found at Kobe Steel plant making aluminum for MRJ
The transport ministry said Friday its inspection of a Kobe Steel Ltd. plant in Mie Prefecture found no further evidence of misconduct in addition to its data-falsification scandal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 16, 2017
Rugby legend Dan Carter to join Kobe Kobelco Steelers: sources
All Blacks legend Dan Carter is set to finish his career in Japan with Kobe Kobelco Steelers, sources told Kyodo News on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2017
Nine reactors in Japan use products manufactured by steel maker that admitted faking quality data
Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including some currently in operation, have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel Ltd. group which has admitted fabricating product quality data, it has been learned.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2017
Kobe Steel loses JIS certification for more copper products
Kobe Steel Ltd. said Wednesday that the Japanese Industrial Standard certification has been revoked for more of its copper products amid a data fabrication scandal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 10, 2017
Kobe Steel says deadline pressure led to data falsification
Kobe Steel Ltd., rocked by a data fabrication scandal, said Friday its internal probe has found that pressure to meet delivery dates was behind its product irregularities and unveiled measures to prevent similar problems in the future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 5, 2017
Scandal-hit Kobe Steel has 'look the other way' culture, they say in its hometown
A retired Kobe Steel employee says the company's corporate culture was to look the other way even while you saw what was going on.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Nov 4, 2017
Japan's crime syndicates are shooting themselves in the foot
Japan's organized crime syndicates appear to be embroiled in something of a power struggle.
EDITORIALS
Nov 3, 2017
What's behind manufacturers' compliance lapses?
The government must determine how to prevent the compliance and quality problems that have surfaced at Japanese manufacturers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 30, 2017
Kobe Steel scraps earnings forecast as data scandal clouds outlook
The embattled steel maker acknowledges it can't predict how the scandal involving falsified product data will affect earnings in coming months.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 28, 2017
Kobe Steel plans to raise ¥70 billion with early asset sale
Kobe Steel Ltd. has shown creditors a plan to secure some ¥70 billion mainly by selling assets earlier than scheduled, informed sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 27, 2017
Nissan has conducted faulty quality checks since 1979: source
Nissan Motor Co. had been conducting its current inspection process for vehicles sold in Japan—deemed faulty by the government last month — since at least 1979, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 26, 2017
Kobe Steel loses JIS quality certification for some copper products
A key quality certification for some of Kobe Steel's copper and copper-alloy products has been revoked over the firm's data falsification scandal.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 25, 2017
Kobe upsets defending champion Kashima to reach Emperors Cup semifinals
Takuya Iwanami scored the winning spot kick as Vissel Kobe beat holders Kashima Antlers 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 extra-time draw in the quarterfinals of the Emperor's Cup on Wednesday night.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 24, 2017
Japanese government to step up Kobe Steel inspections
The government asked watchdog bodies to consider examining all certified Kobe Steel plants as it steps up efforts to deal with the company's quality control scandal.
EDITORIALS
Oct 22, 2017
What Kobe Steel's fake data scandal portends
Global trust in the quality control of Japanese manufacturing has been damaged, maybe for good.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 21, 2017
Lack of automation let Kobe Steel manually manipulate inspection certificate process, official says
Some Kobe Steel Ltd. plants lack systems that automatically input product inspection data from measuring devices to produce inspection certificates, it was learned Saturday.

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