A member of the TV Asahi team covering the Tokyo Olympics was injured in a fall early Monday after attending a party at a karaoke parlor.
According to police and TV Asahi, a group of six employees and four others went to the karaoke parlor in Shibuya after the closing ceremony on Sunday night and drank alcohol there until around 4 a.m. on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. As the group was leaving the parlor, a woman trying to leave from a window on the second floor fell and fractured her leg.
TV Asahi said it had prohibited its staff from drinking alcohol at parties or in groups as part of anti-coronavirus restrictions during the state of emergency which Tokyo is under until Aug 31. The network on Tuesday issued a public apology for its staff's behavior.
"It is very regrettable that our employees' actions significantly lacked self-awareness and that they could not exercise voluntary restraint,” TV Asahi said.© Japan Today