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Japan govt intensifies response to Takata flaws

It will force carmakers to expand recalls, to include driver's-side air bags suspected of faults

Mr Ohta has said that trust in Japanese carmakers could weaken, so the problem must be resolved as quickly as possible.


IN April last year, Japan's transportation minister was asked at a news conference about potentially dangerous air bags made by Takata, the Japanese auto parts supplier. About 700,000 cars had just been recalled in the country because of defective Takata air bags, part of a larger