Kusanagi returns to TV on May 28

Kyodo News

Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, who was arrested last month for public indecency, will make his comeback in the entertainment business with the taping of a TV variety program May 28, the talent agency he belongs to said Thursday.

The program, “SMAP × SMAP,” a weekly show on Fuji Television Network, will be aired June 1. Tokyo prosecutors decided against indicting Kusanagi, 34, because he had expressed regret and had already suffered social embarrassment.

The agency, Johnny & Associates, said his comeback had been decided on following repeated discussions with relevant parties in the advertising, television, cinema, radio, magazine and other businesses, lenient action by the authorities, and the opinions of many fans.