TOKYO (TR) – The Japanese authorities arrested three people accused of illegally dispatching a worker to a nuclear power plant from a construction company suspected of having links to an organized crime syndicate, Jiji Press reported.
The worker was allegedly sent to Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture, in central Japan, Jiji said. He was sent to the engineering firm Taihei Dengyo Kaisha, a subcontractor at the plant, according to the news agency.
The worker was employed by a company run by a yakuza group affiliated with the Kudo-kai syndicate based in Kitakyushu, Jiji reported. The subcontractor stands accused of accepting the worker under a disguised labor contract in violation of the Employment Security Law.
Those arrested include a former official at Taihei Dengyo, the wife of the boss of the Kudo-kai-linked group, and the former president of the construction company, Jiji said.