Nikkan Sports posted the following interaction Yomiuri Giants' chairman Tsuneo Watanabe had with the media on Monday.
What are your thoughts on Asahi Shimbun's reply to Yomiuri's request for a written apology?
It is not a reply. They wrote that multiple internal sources and documents prove their story to be true. Who are those multiple sources? Well, I looked into it too. There is only one. Internal documents are top secret and these documents were stolen. In other words, we have a thief. They will not show the documents even though they were stolen.
Will you protest?
Of course we will. But we will do something that has a little more impact.
There was mention of taking legal measures.
Before taking legal measures, legal measures are a civil case. We can also make this a criminal case. We are looking into that now.
With regards to the document leak, there are some that feel former team rep [Hidetoshi] Kiyotake may have been involved.
It there another option? Could there be anyone else? I looked into everything. The document leak, it was stolen. It is a case for the police. Obstruction of business using deception, aggravated breach of trust, he is a former employee so this is what it would be. If, of course, this is true. We are discussing this theft with the authorities.
Have you read former team rep Kiyotake's [new] book?
No. Do you think I have enough free time to waste on reading such a silly book like that? There are more pressing books I want to read like those on nuclear energy and TPP. I do not have any time to spare on worthless books written by such a vulgar man.