News updates on the Kiyotake problem from 11/27/2011:
- The media learned on Sunday that the Yomiuri Giants are preparing to file a lawsuit against Hidetoshi Kiyotake. The Giants are claiming Kiyotake's decision to hold a press conference of his own was in violation of his duties as a director and against the law. The team is seeking damages. Additional details will be made available at a later date.
- During an appearance on TV Asahi's Hodo Station Sunday: in response to a question about what he thought of chairman Tsuneo Watanabe's claim that he has never lost a court case, Kiyotake replied, "My lawyer said [Watanabe] could end up losing for the first time." He also said that he could not confirm or deny reports about him having additional information/evidence against the Giants and that that would become apparent during his battle with the company.
- Kiyotake held a lecture at Tokyo Keizai University on Saturday that dealt with mass media and used the morning papers that covered his press conference as an example. He also told students that he still loved Yomiuri Shimbun and the Yomiuri Giants.
- Yomiuri Shimbun apparently did not field a lot of calls about Kiyotake's press conference on Saturday. Chairman Tsuneo Watanabe also did not make any appearances in front of the media on Saturday.