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JOHNNY ASSOCIATES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2023
U.N. human rights group to probe Johnny's agency sex abuse scandal
The Working Group on Business and Human Rights is expected to arrive in Japan between late July and early August and conduct interviews in Tokyo and Osaka.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2023
Culture at Johnny's to be scrutinized amid investigation into abuse claims
A team of experts hired by the talent agency have said they will “independently” and “exclusively” investigate claims of sexual assaults by late founder Johnny Kitagawa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2023
Former Johnny’s idols submit petition and call for changes to child abuse prevention law
The online petition was set up on May 26 by three former idols and has garnered more than 40,000 signatures as of Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 2, 2023
Ex-Johnny’s idol fears that attention on abuse scandal will soon fade away
"I"m afraid that in a few months, even before the summer, no one will be talking about it anymore. That’s the fear I have right now,” said Junya Hiramoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2023
Japanese actor Noriyuki Higashiyama apologizes for Johnny's sex scandal
Higashiyama asked younger members to wait to comment as he thought he should speak first as the agency"s oldest active member.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2023
Japanese singer Masahiko Kondo urges Johnny's to answer sex abuse claims
The official said the 58-year-old singer made the remarks to reporters when he visited the Oita governor to promote a car racing event in the southwestern prefecture.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 18, 2023
How Japanese media companies enabled Johnny’s abuse
The power dynamics of Japan"s entertainment and media industries ultimately meant that accusations of sexual abuse were not investigated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 16, 2023
Foreign media spotlight brought Johnny’s sexual abuse claims to the fore
With abuse accusations circulating for decades, reports by overseas media outlets ultimately cleared the way for coverage in the mainstream domestic press.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
May 15, 2023
Johnny’s takes steps toward overdue reckoning with its past
Allegations of sexual abuse by founder Johnny Kitagawa have long dogged the talent agency, but times are changing and the company seems to be facing the music.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 15, 2023
Major Japanese talent agency apologizes over sexual assault claims
Allegations by former entertainers against the founder of Johnny & Associates have made headlines both domestically and internationally.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2023
Fans demand Johnny's talent agency investigate sexual abuse claims
Johnny Kitagawa was the subject of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct ranging from child abuse to sexual exploitation by several boys he had taken under his wing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 12, 2023
Former teen idol alleges sexual abuse by boy-band mogul Johnny Kitagawa
The artist is one of the first to publicly address Kitagawa"s long-alleged sexual abuse, saying he was molested "15 to 20" times while with the agency starting when he was 15 years old.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Nov 13, 2022
Johnny's departures signal growing pains
Though netizens speculated wildly after Johnny & Associates announced the departure of notable figures, the likely explanation is simply that the talent agency is in a moment of transition.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 1, 2022
Ex-Japan pop idol Hideaki Takizawa resigns from major talent agency
Takizawa, vice president of Johnny & Associates, offered his resignation back in mid-September.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 21, 2022
A J-pop origin story set in SixTones
The six-member Johnny's act marks two years of many firsts such as appearing on the YouTube channel The First Take and working with established artists such as Yoshiki and Daiki Tsuneta.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Dec 25, 2021
Johnny's pop stars get pumped for 'Sasuke'
Members from Snow Man, A.B.C-Z, 7 Men Samurai and Shonen Ninja take on the ultimate physical challenge.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 10, 2021
King & Prince eye J-pop’s throne
The Johnny's boy band explores English lyrics on its third album, u201cRe:Sense," and embraces showing the more personal sides of its members on social media.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 13, 2021
Japanese all-male idol group V6 to disband on Nov. 1
The decision came after Go Morita told the other members that he wishes to leave the agency and pursue his acting career in a new environment, the statement said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jan 23, 2021
Former SMAP stars test broadcast television’s relevance
Rival talent agencies move into the void left by Japan's former J-pop kings.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 21, 2020
Ex-SMAP member Masahiro Nakai leaving Johnny's after more than 30-year run
Masahiro Nakai, the former leader of disbanded all-male idol group SMAP, said Friday he will leave talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc. in late March, ending a relationship that has lasted over 30 years.

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