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Television Tokyo Channel 12 Ltd. announced Thursday in-house punitive steps over revelations that it paid a man who informed them of a planned robbery, which the broadcaster taped and later aired.

TV Tokyo President Sadahiko Sugaya, who will take a 25 percent pay cut for two months, acknowledged that those involved used “reporting procedures that were wrong in view of journalistic ethics.” The reporter on the piece was removed from his post.

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