NHK Head Warned over Program on Japan Post Insurance Sales

Economy Politics

Tokyo, Sept. 26 (Jiji Press)--The Board of Governors of Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK, gave a warning to NHK President Ryoichi Ueda in October 2018 over a program on inappropriate sales practices involving Japan Post Insurance Co. <7181> products, it was learned Thursday.

The warning came after a request submitted by the Japan Post Holdings Co. <6178> group to the board, informed sources said.

NHK opted not to broadcast a sequel to the program, possibly influenced by the Japan Post group's complaint.

The program, aired on April 24, 2018, by NHK, highlighted improper insurance sales by post office employees. A scandal over inappropriate sales involving Japan Post Insurance and Japan Post Co., which operates post offices throughout Japan, eventually surfaced this year.

To gather material for a sequel to the program, NHK in early July last year posted online a video inviting people who bought the insurance products in question and post office workers to provide the public broadcaster with information.

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