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Keidanren to ask member companies to check for misconduct

  • November 29, 2017
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, will map out measures to restore trust in manufacturing in response to a series of scandals over product quality data falsification at manufacturers. The nation’s biggest business lobby will ask its roughly 1,300 member companies to conduct inspections to see whether there are any products that do not meet the quality standards companies have agreed on. The organization will also ask them to report to customers or implement measures to prevent a recurrence as needed if they find an irregularity.


Keidanren Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara will announce these measures on the afternoon of Nov. 29.


Sakakibara is from Toray Industries, whose subsidiary admitted product data manipulation on Nov. 28, and still serves as a Toray advisor. The subsidiary fabricated data when he was serving as president or chairman of Toray, prompting Sakakibara to explain the background of the misconduct and his own responsibility. (Abridged)




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