Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc., publisher of the Nikkei business daily, said Friday it has dismissed an editor involved in a case that pitted him against its president over management.

The paper sacked Shoji Otsuka, former editor in charge of the venture business market, Thursday on the grounds he had falsely accused Nikkei President Takuhiko Tsuruta of having a love affair and window-dressing at an affiliate.

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