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Major lingerie and underwear maker Wacoal Holdings Corp. has launched surveys at outsourcing plants within Japan to make sure foreign trainees there are not subjected to unlawful labor practices, company officials said Monday.

The rare probe was launched earlier this year into conditions at 40 domestic plants for some 540 trainees who came from Vietnam, China and elsewhere under the government-sponsored technical training program. The factories include those not financially affiliated with the Wacoal group.

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