Police on Thursday morning searched the office of a Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency employee who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of taking bribes.

Police also searched the Diet office where Toshiyuki Takahashi, 45, was employed prior to his transfer to the agency, as well as two companies suspected of bribing him, one in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, and the other in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture.

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