Recruiter held over dispatch of trainee

Police on Wednesday arrested the representative director of an Okayama-based recruitment cooperative on suspicion of illegally dispatching an Indonesian trainee to an unauthorized local factory.

The Okayama and Hiroshima prefectural police jointly began investigating Keisuke Tsuruno, 60, the representative director of Sanyo Intec, earlier in the day on suspicion of violating the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law.

According to the police, the Indonesian trainee was accepted by the cooperative under the government-run foreign trainee system in October. Tsuruno then dispatched him to the factory to work, although it was not a training site designated under the system.