Ex-Ginza hostess triumphs in dispute with NTV, offered announcer job

Rina Sasazaki
Rina Sasazaki
TOKYO (TR) – A female college student who filed a suit last year against a television station that had deemed her work history unacceptable for employment as an announcer has reached a settlement with the network, it was learned on Thursday, reports Nikkan Sports (Jan. 9).

In a court-mediated agreement between Rina Sasazaki, 22, and network Nippon TV, the senior at Toyo Eiwa University has been offered an announcer position beginning in April.

On November 14, Sasazaki filed a suit in the Tokyo District Court against NTV, which had cancelled a naitei arrangement, or informal employment agreement, following revelations that she had worked part-time as a bar hostess in Tokyo’s Ginza entertainment area.

Her history, the network subsequently determined, reflected a lack of “integrity,” which is necessary for a desired position as an announcer, and her unofficial offer was terminated.

In the agreement, NTV admitted that it had made an error in assessing her work history.

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