FUKUSHIMA: How desperate Tepco hires desperadoes to put the destitute to work in radioactive areas.

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fukuhomelessShizuya Nishiyama. 57, homeless

Is this the bottom of the barrel at last?

I’m sure you will all be relieved to know that the situation at the Fukushima site is now so completely safe, nobody wants to work on cleaning it up, perhaps on the grounds that there’s no point in cleaning something up when it’s already clean.

Except that not even those on the dole will work there, because they’d rather take their chances – any chances – than work at Fukushima. Nobody believes the Tokyo government’s reassurances. And so Tepco is now hiring bounty hunters to search the streets and ditches for homeless people. Tepco is paying them $100 a mug – and the homeless victims themselves below the minimum wage – because only those on the verge of starvation will do it.

Recent gangland arrests have in turn revealed that members of Japan’s three largest criminal syndicates…

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