A college student is suing Nippon Television Network Corp. after the broadcaster terminated its offer of an announcer's job because she had worked part-time at a night club in Tokyo's Ginza district.

In the suit filed with the Tokyo District Court, Rina Sasazaki, 22, is seeking to have Nippon Television reinstate its job offer so she can begin working for the network as an announcer, a highly coveted job among college graduates in Japan, particularly women.

During the first hearing of the trial on Friday, Nippon Television called for the case to be dismissed. The broadcaster plans to present its arguments in future hearings, according to Sasazaki's lawyers.