Kobe Steel Vice President Naoto Umehara (right) bows during a press conference in Tokyo Oct. 8. The Japanese government is urging the steel maker to clarify the extent of manipulation of data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of products. (Kyodo News via AP)

Kobe Steel Vice President Naoto Umehara (right) bows during a press conference in Tokyo Oct. 8. The Japanese government is urging the steel maker to clarify the extent of manipulation of data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of products. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japanese steel maker under fire for fudging data on metals

Boeing is among Kobe Steel customers investigating the extent of the problem.

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