Yomiuri Giants: Japan’s oldest baseball club in turmoil at top

A high-profile mudslinging battle is raging at the very top of Japan’s oldest and arguably most popular professional baseball club, pitching a powerful media shogun against a former reporter.

Hidetoshi Kiyotake, who was fired as general manager of the Yomiuri Giants last week after criticising the club’s reputedly untouchable chairman, said on Friday he would take legal action against his sacking, possibly next month.

"My dismissal is illegal and unjust and was carried out as a means to cover up a breach of compliance and as a retaliatory measure against me," the 61-year-old former hard-hitting news reporter said.

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