The former president of a waste management firm was arrested Friday on suspicion of bribing a government official to obtain classified information relating to the nuclear power industry, police said.

Osamu Ishikura, 52, the former owner of a company based in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, turned himself in to authorities two days after the arrest of 45-year-old Toshiyuki Takahashi, a deputy division chief at the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency.

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