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An affiliate of KSD, a mutual aid group under criminal investigation for alleged lending irregularities, has been admonished by the Justice Ministry for alleged violations of foreign trainees’ human rights, according to ministry officials.

The Tokyo-based KSD affiliate, which introduces technical trainees from Indonesia and other countries to small and midsize Japanese firms, was reprimanded twice by the ministry for allowing companies accepting the trainees to keep their passports, the officials told Thursday’s session of the House of Councilors Judicial Affairs Committee. The affiliate was not named.

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