2 Kansai Elec Execs Took over 100 M. Yen from N-Plant Host Town Official


Osaka, Oct. 2 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> said Wednesday a current managing executive officer and a former executive vice president each received money and goods worth over 100 million yen from an influential late former deputy mayor of a nuclear plant host town.

The company released a report on the results of an in-house investigation into the money scandal in which 20 senior officials, also including Chairman Makoto Yagi, received 320 million yen in money and goods in total from the former deputy mayor of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, central Japan.

The former Takahama official, Eiji Moriyama, died in March this year. The town hosts Kansai Electric's Takahama nuclear power station.

According to the report, President Shigeki Iwane received 10 gold coins worth 1.5 million yen, while Yagi received goods worth a total of 8.59 million yen, including 63 gold coins, two suits and gift certificates.

Satoshi Suzuki, the managing executive officer, received money and goods totaling 123.67 million yen, including U.S. dollars and suits. Hideki Toyomatsu, the former executive vice president, took money and goods worth 110.57 million yen.

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