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Mom, pop, son arrested over bid-rigging
Three executives of a construction company in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, were arrested Friday on suspicion of being involved in bid-rigging related to a public works project funded by the Kansai branch of the Japan Highway Corporation (JH).
Arrested were: Hirokuni Sasabe, 62-year-old president of Hoei Sangyo, his wife Kazuko Sasabe, an executive of the company, and his son Yoshinori Sasabe, also an executive with the company.
In October, 1999, when JH called for bids on the construction of soundproof walls along the Hanwa Expressway in Wakayama Prefecture, the three allegedly …