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Scandal-hit Kobe Steel has a 'look the other way' culture

Japan's third-largest steelmaker's past is littered with examples of corporate misconduct


THE fresh university graduate, eager to make a good impression on the job at one of Kobe Steel Ltd's main plants in Japan, punched the wrong measurements into machines making steel pipes, causing a large batch to come out too short.

"I thought I was going to be fired,"...

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