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NHK apologized Thursday for failing to check the identity of a program guest it had introduced as a customer of a shoe rental service at a hotel. The guest was actually an employee of sportswear firm Mizuno Corp., which provided the shoes to the hotel.

The Mizuno employee was introduced on the public broadcaster’s “Ohayo Nippon” morning show Dec. 9 as an occasional user of the service at the upscale capsule hotel.

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