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Japan's data integrity comes into question again over rigged land ministry statistics

A file photo of a Lower House parliamentary session in Tokyo. Japan's government confessed to having jacked up construction data for years. PHOTO: REUTERS
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TOKYO - Japan's data integrity has yet again been called into question after the government confessed last month to having jacked up construction data - a component of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) - for years.

This is but the latest case of malfeasance to have come to light in recent years in both the public and private sectors.

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