Yoshimoto Scandal heats up

Yoshimoto Scandal heats up

While Korea is embroil in sexual misconduct scandals, Japan is having its own scandal. It’s not nearly as mess up as Korea’s though, apparently Japan is suffering from over controlling agencies and criminal association. In Japan, entertainment agency are often rougher than Korea and they try to extend their grasp even if the artists decide to quit the agency to go to a new one. For example like a big company like Johnny Associates (whose mess up CEO just died) would play “revenge” on those artists that leave them by colluding with other entertainment companies and TV Stations to totally wiped the artists face out of everything and never invite them back on the air! This happen with the popular boy group SMAP!, where former members found themselves restricted by Johnny even though they have left the company. Yoshimoto Entertainment, the biggest entertainment company in Japan, have been found also silencing their comedians and kicking off the air those who don’t listen to the company’s request. Apparently, a lot of companies love to hire themselves some Yoshimoto Entertainment comedians for their ads. The advertisement industry rolls in approximately 16 Billion USD every year, which not only make these companies huge, it makes Yoshimoto really big. This time around, it has been discovered that Yoshimoto Entertainment may have hanging around the wrong crowd. It seems like Yoshimoto Entertaiment is in cahoots with some criminal organizations.

With this apparent bombshell, Yoshimoto CEO have pledge to cut ties with these crimnal organizations and beef up internal securities. Not only that the CEO agree to take a 50% pay cut as a sign of redemption in his crime and promise to treat his comedians and artists better.