October 10, according to kyodo news reported, local time on October 9, Japan's kansai electric power company announced that the company's top executives received huge amounts of money, including its chairman has resigned from the post. A third-party commission will investigate the incident and plans to summarize and publish its findings in late December.
A total of 20 executives and employees, including kansai President shigeru iwata and chairman makoto yagi, reportedly received 320 million yen from ryoji mori, a former official in takahama, fukui prefecture, where the company's nuclear plant is located.
At present, kansai power chairman yagi cheng and other five people have resigned the director and executive director position,. President shigeki iwata will remain in office to carry out the aftermath of the investigation, until the release of the results of the day to resign. The position of chairman is currently vacant.
"I apologize again for the trouble I have caused you," he said at the start of a news conference in Osaka. Mr Iwata said: "the loss of credibility of the power closure and nuclear business, I feel a great responsibility." He said he would "act in good faith if necessary" to be asked by congress to attend as an insider.
In addition to yagi, the resignation also served in the atomic energy business headquarters vice President yuxiong morinaka, executive director right chengwang, executive executive director satoshi suzuki, executive executive director shigeki otsuka. Yagi resigned as vice President of kansai economic federation, iwagen also resigned as chairman of the electrical business federation.
A former attorney general and lawyer, keiichi Dan, will serve as the chairman of the third committee, which also includes lawyer tobo nara and former Tokyo district court President makoto beami-kubo as special counsel.
Ibuki said at a news conference on Wednesday that the problem of taking money "already exists" and that an internal investigation needs to be conducted by an independent committee independent of the company.