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Japan Times
Jul 26, 2019
Five things to know about the scandal enveloping top Japanese comedy agency Yoshimoto Kogyo
From one channel to the next, almost every comedy and variety show on Japanese TV features personalities from entertainment powerhouse Yoshimoto Kogyo Co.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2019
Scandal-hit comedians apologize for receiving money for organized crime group event
Hiroyuki Miyasako, a member of popular comedy duo Ameagari Kesshitai, offered an apology at a news conference Saturday for performing at an event hosted by an organized crime group and receiving money from it.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2019
Top Japanese comedian to retire in wake of 'underground business' scandal
Thanks to his purported gig entertaining elements of Japan's underworld in 2014, Hiroyuki Miyasako no longer has a contract with influential Yoshimoto Kogyo.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2019
Japanese comedians pocketed up to ¥1 million from secret show for alleged crime group, Yoshimoto Kogyo says
Thirteen comedians who recently criticized for secretly performing at a party hosted by a purported crime group each received between several tens of thousands of yen and u00a51 million, their agency says.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2019
Japanese comedians turn to yakuza-linked 'underground performances' due to unstable income
Despite mounting criticism over recently revealed "underground performances" for organized crime by some comedians, quitting such work appears difficult, as they are important sources of income for the entertainers, many of whom are apparently not earning enough money from activities through their talent agencies, experts say.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2019
Talent agency suspends 11 comedians for accepting money from alleged organized crime group
A major talent agency on Monday suspended 11 of its comedians for conducting "underground business" and attending a party hosted by a purported organized crime group without consulting with the company.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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