Television broadcasters across Japan have issued rare statements regarding their lack of reporting on the alleged sexual abuse of minors by late entertainment mogul Johnny Kitagawa, following Wednesday's report compiled by a third-party committee that slammed the media for not reporting on the issue for decades.

Many national TV outlets across Japan have issued statements about not covering the accusations of abuse by Kitagawa, the founder of Japan's biggest entertainment agency.

“We take seriously the observation that mass media has not addressed (the accusations) head-on, and will report going forward with the attitude that human rights violations such as sexual assault should not be tolerated,” Nippon TV said during a broadcast.