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2014 October 22 - 28 [SOCIAL ISSUES]

Police arrests blackmailer of university regarding ‘comfort women’ Asahi report

October 24, 2014
Hokkaido prefectural police on October 23 arrested a 64-year-old man living in Niigata Prefecture on suspicion of making a threatening call to Hokusei Gakuen University regarding the Asahi Shimbun’s retraction of its report about “comfort women”.

The Hokkaido police has been investigating cases of threatening phone calls and blackmail threats to the university which employs a former Asahi journalist involved in the “comfort women” report as a temporary teacher. Threatening letters that Hokusei Gakuen received in May and July stated that if the university refuses to dismiss the temporary teacher in question, it will become a target of a gas explosion.

Meanwhile, in Osaka, the prefectural police is conducting a probe into a case in which Tezukayama Gakuin University received blackmail letters about a professor there who was also an Asahi journalist related to the “comfort women” report.

Past related article:
> Group formed to support blackmailed university regarding ‘comfort women’ Asahi reports [October 1, 2 & 7, 2014]
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