Today, three employees of the company were arrested on the
charge of violating the Japanese Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law
by the joint task force of the Shizuoka and the Fukuoka Prefectural Police
concerning the export of unmanned helicopters to China.
The company takes this situation very seriously, and would
like to offer its sincere apologies for the concern and the inconvenience
caused to its customers, business acquaintances, shareholders, and other
Ever since the company was subject to the criminal investigation
that took place in January last year, the company has cooperated fully
with the investigation through making employees available to authorities
for questioning, as well as ensured that all possible measures were taken
to avoid any obstruction of the investigative proceedings.
As we have yet to gain full knowledge of the details concerning
the arrest of the employees, it is difficult at this time to issue comments
on the specifics of the arrest. However, given this development, the company
takes this situation very seriously, and believes there is no other course
of action other than to watch closely over the development of the investigation.
Furthermore, the company is determined to work intensively
with all its employees in unison to regain public trust. The company would
like to once again offer its sincere apology for the concern and the inconvenience
caused by this matter.