• Kyodo News


Fuji TV said Friday it has made an apology to Mexico and the Mexican Embassy in Tokyo over its drama series “Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda,” saying it gave a distorted impression of the Latin American country.

After receiving a letter of complaint from the embassy Wednesday, the network apologized to the embassy Thursday for “some misleading depictions” in the series that began airing Jan. 13.

The broadcaster also posted the apology on its website and inserted a similar message in the series’ fourth episode, which aired Thursday.

The drama, starring Yuji Oda as Kuroda, included scenes showing an official of the Mexican Embassy in Tokyo asking the Foreign Ministry to settle a road accident and Kuroda monitoring people going in and out of the embassy in its second and third episodes. The weekly series will run through March.

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