Jan 13, 2017

NHK gets wrist slap over tardy report on embezzlement

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry slapped NHK on the wrist Thursday after belatedly learning that an employee, now deceased, embezzled several hundred thousand yen from the public broadcaster. The ministry demanded that NHK report how the misdeed was carried out and outline steps ...

Jul 26, 2016

Misconduct by adult guardians

Financial misconduct by lawyers and others serving as guardians for incapacitated adults risks ruining public trust in the adult guardianship system.

Feb 23, 2016

NHK execs to return pay over embezzlement scandal

NHK said all of its executive board members will voluntarily return part of their compensation to take responsibility for failing to properly supervise a subsidiary at the center of a ¥200 million embezzlement case. The public broadcaster said Tuesday that President Katsuto Momii will ...

Feb 26, 2014

Ex-NHK official arrested on fraud charges

A former official at NHK’s television technology research center has been arrested for allegedly submitting a fictitious order to an audio equipment firm. Kimio Hamasaki, 56, a former chief researcher at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories, was arrested Tuesday along with Hiroyasu Sato, ...

Jan 16, 2014

Man arrested for pocketing salaries of illegal Cambodian trainees

Police said Thursday they have arrested a man on suspicion of pocketing around ¥5 million from the salaries of Cambodians working illegally in Japan as trainees. Hirokazu Inatomi, 64, a former senior official of the Inaho cooperative union in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki Prefecture, allegedly told ...