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TV Asahi Employee Pinched for Illegal Gambling

14 January 2004

JAPAN – As reported by the Mainichi Daily News: ``A TV Asahi employee has been fined and suspended from duty for illegal gambling, the broadcaster admitted Wednesday.

``The broadcaster was apologetic about the incident. "His act is intolerable as an employee of a broadcasting company. We would like to tighten discipline among employees in a bid to prevent a recurrence," an official of the Tokyo-based Asahi National Broadcasting Co. said.

``The 26-year-old employee belonging to TV Asahi's advertising division, was arrested after he participated in illegal gambling at Enrich, an illegal casino in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, late last October…"

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