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The Media’s Discovery of Johnny’s and Flip-flopping in the Past

Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, "What's Behind the Scenes in the Entertainment Industry: ......".

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Johnny’s” is facing the media’s “flip-flop,” such as pulling commercials and postponing TV programs.

Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter, reports on the entertainment industry: “What’s Behind the Scenes”

The TV stations, rather than the media, have already begun to take action.

The TV stations, rather than the media, have already begun to say, “We won’t use talent who belong to Johnny’s. We won’t even let them appear as guests on our shows and no guest appearances.”

A producer at a key station I know said, “My boss doesn’t make it clear,” he said.

My boss doesn’t say it clearly, but he told me not to use them in dramas and variety shows.

He said he senses such an atmosphere, although he does not say so in words.

What the late former president Johny Kitagawa was doing was a crime. However, he is no longer with us. The new regime of Johnny’s will be responsible for compensating the victims.

TV stations, weekly magazines, newspapers, and all other media have turned a blind eye to the case of Janie’s sexual assault of underage boys. I had been hearing about this case ever since I became a TV reporter instead of a reporter for a weekly magazine.

But the TV stations refused to cover the story. There is no denying that the pressure from Mary Kitagawa, sister of Johnny’s who ran the company and became chairman of the Johnny’s office in her later years, was tremendous.

She promised at the press conference, “We will compensate you even if it takes time.”

However, most of the commercials in which Johnny’s was involved are now being eliminated. However, most of the commercials in which the talents from the Johnny’s Office appeared are about to disappear.

“We do not receive any management fees from the appearances of our talents,” the agency said in an unusual announcement.

This is an unprecedented announcement. The agency, which has been operating on the margin from the talents, will lose income.

Maybe they’ve made that much money.

“We want to keep our talents together.”

It is true, however, that there was a discovery by the media as a whole behind the story becoming so big.

However, it is also true that the media as a whole was involved in the discovery process that led to the story becoming this big. The TV station had decided not to use any of Johnny’s talents in consideration of their sponsors.

When I was an employee of Shufu To Seikatsusha, I was told to “stop” the “Junon Super Boy Contest,” which was a company event.

“Stop it!”

The Johnny’s office pressured us to “stop” the contest. I think the intention was to find male talent outside of Johnny’s and not allow them to enter the entertainment industry.

Shufu to Seikatsusha decided to fight against Johnny’s and continued the contest. This produced famous talents such as Teppei Koike, Shohei Miura, Hideaki Ito, Junpei Mizobata, and Masaki Suda, but it was a very rare case.

For this reason, there was a time when “Shukan Josei” (Weekly Woman), published by Shufu To Seikatsusha, did not feature any Johnny’s celebrities on its cover or in its gravure, and could not write articles about the press conference.

Therefore, there was a time when “Shukan Josei” conversely targeted scandals involving Johnny’s celebrities. It even drew out the problems of a certain famous celebrity’s father and wrote an article about him. The editorial department received

“There were many incidents that caused a steady stream of angry phone calls from fans,” the editorial department was told.

However, other companies ignored the articles, so Shukan Josei was always in a battle with Johnny’s. In recent years, however, the number of Johnny’s celebrities has been increasing.

In recent years, however, the company has made peace with the Johnny’s office by receiving the sweetener of “making calendars” for Johnny’s celebrities. As a result, the company has come to associate with the Johnny’s office, which has naturally led to a discovery, and Mr. Johnny’s crimes have not come to the forefront.

It is true that it was difficult to report on Mr. Janney’s sexual preferences, but the discovery was still a major factor. It also created the advantage that TV stations could make money from viewer ratings, weekly magazines, and newspapers could make money from celebrity calendars.

The unwritten rule was that even if a Japanese celebrity committed an incident, he or she would not be called a suspect. This was the norm in the entertainment industry. It was a case of “let the long haul roll in the short straw.

The media has now turned its flip-flop on the sexual assault issue. Where will Johnny’s go from here?

  • Interview and text by Toshio Ishikawa, entertainment reporter Toshio Ishikawa (Entertainment Reporter)

    Born in Tokyo in 1946. He has a unique career path from the Shochiku Advertising Department to a reporter for women's magazines to an entertainment reporter. He has appeared on "The Wide" and "Information Live Miyaneya" (both on Nippon Television Network Corporation), and currently appears regularly on "Mentai Wide" (Fukuoka Broadcasting System), "Su Matan" (Yomiuri TV), and Rainbow Town FM.

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