– Meet The Minimum-Wage Homeless Who Are ‘Cleaning Up’ Fukushima (For The Yakuza)
– UN Official ‘Astounded’: Homeless Are Taken To Work In Fukushima, Ready To Die – Pastor: ‘At End Of Month, They’re Left With No Pay’ – Police: They End Up In Debt To Employers After Food And Housing Fees Deducted
– Forbes: “This is outrageous” — Homeless people are being sold to companies and put to work on Fukushima radiation – Gov’t-funded shelter supplying gangsters with workers (VIDEOS) (ENENews, Dec 31, 2013):
Reuters, Dec. 31, 2013 (Emphasis Added): Today, the most ambitious radiation clean-up ever attempted is being dogged by both a lack of oversight and a shortage of workers. […] Mitsunori Nishimura, a local Inagawa-kai gangster […] housed workers in cramped dorms on the edge of Sendai and skimmed an estimated $10,000 of public funding intended for their wages each month, police say. […] Nishimura is widely known in Sendai. Seiryu Home, a shelter funded by the city, had sent other homeless men to work for him […] “He seemed like such a nice guy,” said Yota Iozawa, a shelter manager.
Forbes, Dec. 30, 2013: More than a year after the earthquake, after the crisis at Fukushima went from bad to worse, the Japanese government commandeered the clean-up effort […] the report published this morning by Reuters suggests that the clean-up effort is still broken. […] Reuters revealed that the Yakuza, the notorious criminal syndicates that control Japan’s underworld, are filling a manpower void […] with homeless men they’ve recruited off the streets. […] This is outrageous.
Euronews, Dec. 31, 2013 (Emphasis Added): The men in Sendai Station are potential labourers that can be dispatched for a bounty of around 70 euros a head. Shizuya Nishiyama says he’s scrubbed down radioactive hotspots in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant twice […] “Without any information about potential dangers, many homeless people are just put into dormitories – and the fees for lodging and food automatically deducted […] they’re left with no pay at all,” [Yasuhiro Aoki, Baptist pastor and leader of homeless support group] said. >> Watch the report here
Reuters, Dec. 30, 2013: […] Brokers are selling homeless people like this to companies cleaning up radiation in Fukushima. […] Many workers are reaching their radiation limits, [Yasuhiro Aoki, leader of a homeless support group] says, so there’s a shortage – and the homeless are being used to fill in the gaps […] >> Watch the report here