The industrial scandal shrouding Kobe Steel Ltd., Japan’s third-biggest steelmaker, involves admitted falsified data about the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products used in planes, trains and potentially a space rocket. Learn more.
It was recently reported that parts were found on Japan’s bullet trains. Aluminum parts used to connect wheels to train cars were found to be substandard and will be replaced. Data fabrication has been taking place for some products for over an entire decade. Read more from the Post-Gazette.