TV Asahi, on the 7th, apologized for the misrepresentation in the program of journalist Soichiro Tahara , a regular performer, in connection with the local debate program "Live TV until Morning!"
The station posted a document entitled “Correction and Apology” on the official website of the program. “A Soichiro Tahara spoke on the 29th of last month, saying,“ Benesse has donated 2,000,000,000 yen to a member of the House of Representatives Hiroshi Shimomura of the Liberal Democratic Party, ”he explained. “But there was no such contribution from Benesse to Senator Shimomura,” apologizing, “I am apologizing to Benesse, Senator Shimomura, and viewers for correction.”
It was a remark within the discussion over the introduction of a private English test to the university entrance common test.