A third-party committee investigation report in March of this year following the Nihon University incident pointed out the adhesion between the advertising company run by the sister of the former director Tadao Inoguchi (65) = charged with mandate fraud = did. According to an interview with this newspaper, it was revealed that some of the contracts with the company are still ongoing, and university officials are scrutinizing “Is it really possible to break up?”
“I’ve heard that the contract has been completely cut off.” Mariko Hayashi, the new president, was asked about the status of the contract with the company at the meeting, but the Planning and Public Relations Division of the same university explained in this paper that “two agency contracts for signboard advertisements with multi-year contracts remain.” did. She plans to terminate the contract later this year, saying she “will not do any business with the company in the future.”
According to the report, the company started trading with the Nihon University Planning and Public Relations Department around 2011. He frequently went to the chanko-ya, which was run by his sister and brother Hidetoshi Tanaka’s wife, and deepened his relationship with him with high-class gifts.
As a result, we received an order for PR work for the 130th anniversary commemorative project of the university in FY2016. The transaction amount in FY2008 was over 1 billion yen, almost monopolizing the transaction of the Planning and Public Relations Department. Even if a third-party committee established in 2018 on the American football dangerous tackle problem asked for transparency in the contract, it did not improve.
My sister also intervenes in the work of the Planning and Public Relations Department and staff personnel. “I was skeptical that the staff would be subject to personnel disadvantages and felt compelled to accept her sister’s request,” the report said.
At the press conference, Mr. Hayashi said, “We have to make transparency on top of transparency. It will take time, but it is important to consider each one.” One day, a university official questioned, “It’s a problem not knowing the continuation of the contract. Is it really a break from adhesions and personalization?” Another day, a senior executive said, “The organization will perish from a hole in the ants. We will keep an eye on the same mistakes so that they will not be repeated.” (Keigo Okumura)