Business | Nov 17

President of Ricoh Japan Resigns for Pressuring Woman to Have Abortion

The president of Ricoh Japan, Kazuhiro Kimura, has resigned after an internal investigation found that he violated company’s code of conduct by pressuring a woman to have an abortion.

Reported by Asahi, Kimura resigned on November 14 after the company recommended that he step down from his position as president.

Kimura had been with Ricoh since 1988 and became president of Ricoh Japan in April 2022. He also served on the company’s board as an executive officer, a position Kimura has also relinquished as a result of the scandal.

During Ricoh’s internal investigation into the matter where company officials interviewed Kimura, the former executive admitted that he had asked a woman he was in a relationship with to have an abortion. ...continue reading

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