• Kyodo


The Yomiuri Shimbun said Tuesday it has fired a reporter in its Fukuoka bureau for inadvertently releasing sensitive information he had gathered about a police officer who allegedly took bribes from underworld members.

Masahiro Goto, 33, sent emails July 20 containing his findings to several media agencies by mistake while trying to send them to colleagues, making it possible for the recipients to identify his news sources, according to the newspaper.

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