Sunday, November 23, 2014

Who is Rina Sasazaki?

Rina Sasazaki (笹崎里菜) is a Japanese model. She is also a student at Toyo Eiwa University. She won the beauty pageant to name Miss Toyo Eiwa 2011.

She got an official job offer as an announcer of Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) in September 2013, and she was going to start to work from April 2015.

However, NTV cancelled the job offer in May 2014. The reason is that she had a work experience at a hostess club in Ginza. NTV argues that she lost integrity which most viewers demand for announcers.

In October 2014, she filed a lawsuit with Tokyo District Court for a retraction of the cancellation of the job offer.

Many legal experts think that she will win the case, because the judges cannot admit job discrimination.

This is a video of Rina Sasazaki.

Rina Sasazaki on twitter

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Who is Serika Kiyomizu?

Serika Kiyomizu (清水芹夏) is a Japanese actress and model.

She appeared in "King's Brunch" as an reporter from April 2nd, 2011 to March 31th, 2012. "King's Brunch" is the popular infotainment program of TBS.

On November 13th, 2014, she was arrested for using cocaine by a joint investigation team of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and Akita Prefectural Police.

This is a news video about the arrest of Serika Kiyomizu.

Serika Kiyomizu's blog (Inaccessible)

Serika Kiyomizu on twitter

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Who is Noriko Motokado? What is DIO Japan?

Noriko Motokado (本門のり子) is the president of DIO Japan, Inc. Her maiden name is Noriko Kojima (小島のり子). She used to be a ping-pong player.

DIO Japan had been operating call centers all over Japan since 2008, but it stopped the business on August 8th, 2014. Finally, it applied to Tokyo District Court for bankruptcy protection from its creditors under the Civil Rehabilitation Law on November 12th, 2014.

In 2012, DIO Japan used a government subsidy to open new call centers in Fukushima, Iwate and Miyagi. The purpose of the subsidy is to create jobs in Tohoku region which was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11th, 2011. The subsidy amounted to a total of 4.2 billion yen.

However, since the beginning of 2014, DIO Japan has closed the call centers and fired the employees. According to the report of NHK, one of the call centers didn't even acquire devices to start its business as a call center. Therefore, some people say that DIO Japan defrauded the subsidy.

Some people says that the process of the bid for the subsidy was opaque in the first place, because DIO Japan was less experienced in business of call center compared to its competitor firms. One of the competitors says that Noriko Motokado might have made an backstage deal with politicians or government officials.

This is the news report about DIO Japan. The picture of Noriko Motokado appears at 0:53.