Suicide suspected in death of ex-Japan Display exec

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A former executive at struggling liquid crystal display panel maker Japan Display Inc., who was dismissed for allegedly embezzling ¥578 million ($5 million), has died in an apparent suicide in Tokyo, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

A former executive at struggling liquid crystal display panel maker Japan Display Inc., who was dismissed for allegedly embezzling ¥578 million, has died in an apparent suicide in Tokyo, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

The former executive, who was dismissed in December 2018, is believed to have committed suicide in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, in late November, according to sources.

JDI accused the former executive of embezzling ¥578 million between July 2014 and October 2018.

JDI filed a criminal complaint with the Metropolitan Police Department after the former executive’s dismissal.

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