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Top executives at Japan nuclear plant operator received payoffs

Kansai Electric president and others took payments from former local official

The No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Kansai Electric Power Co.'s top executives received payoffs totaling 180 million yen ($1.7 million) from a former deputy mayor of a central Japan town hosting the company's nuclear power plant, sources close to the matter said.

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