HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) The Yomiuri Shimbun said Tuesday it will call on a 32-year-old sports reporter to quit for plagiarizing passages from a sports column in the Hiroshima-based Chugoku Shimbun.

The Osaka headquarters of the major daily said an in-house probe found that the reporter had plagiarized the Chugoku Shimbun’s baseball articles on the Hiroshima Carp a total of eight times between January 2008 and earlier this month.

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