In response to the issue of Janie Kitagawa's sexual assault, NAB = Ryunosuke Endo, chairman of the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, said, "It is true that the media, including commercial broadcasters, did not sufficiently recognize that it was a serious violation of human rights, and we must reflect on it."
At a regular press conference on the 21st, NAB Chairman Endo commented on Janie Kitagawa's sexual assault, saying, "It is true that the media, including commercial broadcasters, did not have sufficient recognition that it was a serious violation of human rights, and we must reflect on it.
Regarding each company's past reporting stance on this issue, he said, "Each company should reflect on what to report as news because it is for each company to make its own independent decisions," and that "I think it is for each company to make its own decisions based on the future response of the firm" regarding the appointment of affiliated talents.
He then stated, "We must take this opportunity to reaffirm NAB's basic stance on human rights and make it an 'up-to-date' format," and indicated that NAB would deepen discussions on its approach to human rights in the future.
Furthermore, in relation to this, when asked if NAB had any concrete plans to do something, he replied, "I would like to create something as soon as possible that will be one of the ways of thinking about human rights of each company."