“I believe I was able to put comprehensive reforms for NHK’s revival on course,” the 70-year-old Ebisawa said during a news conference held after he submitted his letter of resignation to the NHK management committee in the evening.

He added that the sharp decline in the number of households paying their NHK fees as a result of the embezzlement was regrettable.

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