• Kyodo


A Chinese delegation has come to Japan to look into a case in which a gardening company president in the city of Tokushima set up a camera inside a dormitory for female Chinese trainees, sources close to the case said Saturday.

The delegation, which arrived Thursday at the request of the 64-year-old president, is expected to negotiate the compensation he is to pay, the sources said.

Police have already sent the case to prosecutors.

According to the president, he set up the camera in the dormitory’s dining room in March.

He has said he set up the camera to prevent the trainees from running away or quarreling.

His company has been accepting trainees from China since October 2000. A total of three trainees disappeared in January and March 2003.