Kobe Steel says it has been indicted over data tampering scandal

TOKYO: Kobe Steel Ltd said on Thursday it has been indicted by prosecutors over a data tampering scandal that shook the company last year.

The company has been charged by Tokyo prosecutors for allegedly violating Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act, it said in an emailed statement.

FILE PHOTO: The Kobe Steel Kobelco headquarters building is seen in Kobe

(Reporting by Aaron Sheldrick; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)