Posted By LambChop
"If you don't get involved (with gangs), you're not going to get enough workers," said Sayama, Fujisai's general manager. "The construction industry is 90 percent run by gangs."
In America, despite the fact that the institution of black slavery was terminated in 1863 with the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, black shakedown artists posing as leaders of conscience still prey upon liberals swimming in white guilt searching for any sign of leftover discrimination against our black brethren.
Sadly with media focus on any sign of this modern vestige of faux racism, the atrocities occurring world-wide are largely ignored. American blacks seek equality through government giveways and affirmative action, the effects of real slavery are frightening and brutal.
In today’s Japan, recruiters comb the streets of major cities looking for “workers” to dispatch and clean up Japan’s infamous nuclear disaster zone. The major contractor, Obayashi has elements of yakuza or members Japan's three largest criminal syndicates that built large “black-market recruiting agencies” under the umbrella of Obayashi.
"We are taking it very seriously that these incidents keep happening one after another," said Junichi Ichikawa, a spokesman for Obayashi. He said the company tightened its scrutiny of its lower-tier subcontractors in order to shut out gangsters, known as the yakuza. "There were elements of what we had been doing that did not go far enough."
The Japanese government’s environment ministry issued contracts worth a total of $2.5 billion to deal with the most dangerous (contaminated by radiation) locations. There are at least 55 contractors in line to receive the government dollars for radiation remediation and Reuters reported that 5 companies working for the Ministry of Environment that could not be identified at all – no formal corporate registration, no credit history, no construction ministry registration, and no listed phone number or website. The contractors manage themselves and hire whomever they wish, justifying their hiring practices: "If you started looking at every single person, the project wouldn't move forward. You wouldn't get a tenth of the people you need," said Yukio Suganuma, president of Aisogo Service, a construction company that was hired in 2012 to clean up radioactive fallout from streets in the town of Tamura.
The government has incentivized criminal mobs even further by paying their shill companies an additional $100 in hazard allowance per day for EACH worker to decontaminate the most hazardous areas. Reuters found that only about a 1/3rd of the money allocated for wages by Obayashi's top contractor made it to the actual workers who pay deductions for food and lodging, leaving them with an hourly rate of about $6 or even less. Gangsters reportedly are making $10,000 a month, and if they get caught are assessed fines of about $2,500-$5,000, a small price to pay for a lucrative government-funded income stream.
Of course, the gangsters have other ways to make money off the desperate, weak and needy by loaning them money at exorbitant interest rates, and most likely providing them with other forms of entertainment – alcohol, drugs, women, gambling opportunities even black market cigarettes.
Once again, government creates the problem, masks it and provides no solution.