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Japan's NHK chief resigns over insider trading

TOKYO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The president of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said on Monday he would resign to take responsibility for an insider-trading scandal involving staff at the media group.

NHK President Genichi Hashimoto said he has tendered his resignation.

“The management’s responsibility for sharply denting the audience’s confidence is grave,” he told reporters.

Hashimoto said two of NHK’s 10 managing directors would step down on Tuesday over the scandal.

The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission was looking into the scandal, while NHK itself said it would check all of its 11,000 employees. (Reporting by Teruaki Ueno; Editing by Quentin Bryar)

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