• Kyodo


Workers at scandal-hit Dentsu Inc. said Wednesday night that President Tadashi Ishii’s decision to resign was a natural course of action after the suicide of a young employee that was blamed on overwork, while others questioned if it will really change the ad giant’s corporate culture.

“His step-down is a natural decision to avoid the company’s image from deteriorating further,” a midcareer employee said, after watching the president’s news conference aired on the web. Reactions of his colleagues, who also watched the president talk at the news conference, were similar, he said, adding that they had thought Ishii could not avoid resignation.

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