• Kyodo


The president of a university in Hokkaido said Friday he is considering not renewing the contract of a part-time lecturer for the school year starting April following threats to the university linked to the lecturer’s involvement in controversial reporting on the wartime sex slavery issue.

At a press conference, Shinichi Tamura, president of Hokusei Gakuen University in Sapporo, referred to the possibility of not rehiring the ex-reporter. The school said in a statement it has “not made a final decision” but stressed that it regards “protecting the safety of the students as a top priority.”

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