It has been 7 years since he left the school,
He is now a professional mahjong player.
The problem of sexual assault at the Johnny’s’s office, where accusers continue to come forward, is beginning to be voiced by former employees of the company.
Masahiko Kondo (58) complained, “It’s not that I knew or didn’t know, but you already know,” while Kazuya Takahashi (54) of “Otoko Togumi” encouraged, “We will continue to support Johnny’s, and we want everyone else to support them, too.
He left Johnny’s in March ’16, and what does he think? We directly interviewed Junnosuke Taguchi (37), formerly of KAT-TUN.
It was late May in Shimokitazawa (Setagaya Ward). Taguchi appeared with a few staff members after a live concert at a little past 10 pm.
–I was told, “Johnny’s is in trouble,” Taguchi said.
I’m already an outsider, so I don’t have anything to say ……, sorry.
–Do you still don’t want to remember?
I’m sorry,” he said. “It’s not that I don’t want to remember, it’s just that I don’t have anything to answer for.
His words are polite, but I sense a strong aura of “no comment” on this matter. But when I asked for a photo, he responded by removing his mask and posing with a thumbs-up.
Taguchi, who left Johnny’s, was arrested in ’19 with his then live-in girlfriend Rena Komine for violation of the Marijuana Control Law and received a suspended sentence. Thereafter, he and Komine reportedly broke up. Taguchi, while resuming her entertainment activities, announced last year that she has become a professional mahjong player, and is now active as both a singer and a professional mahjong player.
When we asked Taguchi about his recent work, he cheerfully replied, “I am happy doing what I enjoy.
He will probably continue to pursue his “two-faced” career without worrying about the mess at his old home.
From “FRIDAY” June 16 and 23, 2023
PHOTO： Keisuke Nishi