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Japan government wants to get actively involved in Kobe Steel issue - trade minister

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TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government wants to get actively involved in the issue of Kobe Steel’s <5406.T> data fabrications, Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, said on Friday. Kobe Steel, Japan’s third-biggest steelmaker, admitted earlier this month that it had falsified specifications on the strength and durability of its products. The falsifications stretch back for more than 10 years, a senior executive told Reuters.

(Reporting by Ami Miyazaki; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)
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