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For the Sake of Hamada-san: Matsumoto’s Press Conference Will Not be Possible Despite Junior’s Anticipation

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There have been calls for a press conference by Matsumoto Hitoshi…

Matsumoto Hitoshi of “Downtown” posted on X (formerly Twitter) that there were no facts immediately after the revelation of the incident, and on January 22 he filed a lawsuit against Bungei Shunju, publisher of “Shukan Bunshun,” seeking damages for defamation and an apology ad, but in the meantime his own developments have not been reported.

On January 31, Tamura Kenji, who lives in the U.S., appeared on his radio program “Tamuken ga LA ni iru! on January 31, and again referred to his alleged “attendance” of a woman to Matsumoto. Tamura began his speech by saying, “This time, I’m talking like this,

I contacted Mr. Matsumoto one more time to confirm that I had contacted him and he acknowledged it and told me that I could talk as I liked.

He denied the allegations again. In response, SNS responded,

I wish Matsumoto had said that in his own words.

I don’t think the statements of those who are Matsumoto’s lackeys have any evidentiary value. The defending each other’s statements is in fact jeopardizing Matsumoto’s position.

The majority of the participants were of the opinion that the program had the opposite effect.

In the January 21 broadcast of “Beat Takeshi’s TV On the January 21 broadcast of “Beat Takeshi’s TV Tackle” (TV Asahi), Beat Takeshi said, “If you get hit (in the press), you should hold a press conference right away. The mainstream opinion on social networking sites was that a press conference should be held after all. Tamura’s comment exposed the contradiction in Matsumoto’s fighting style.

If Mr. Matsumoto really said, ‘You can talk as you like,’ even though he is suing, the listeners may think that Mr. Tamura’s words may have been made by Mr. Matsumoto. And, if what Ms. Matsumoto said could be used against her in court, did her lawyer allow Ms. Tamura to speak freely? Questions remain.

In a late-night broadcast of MBS Radio’s “Gobugobu Radio” on January 26, his partner, Masanori Hamada, mentioned Matsumoto for the first time. By saying, ” There is no replacement for that man.”

I hope Mr. Matsumoto will hold a press conference soon for the sake of Mr. Hamada, who is waiting and believing in him.

I want Matsumoto-san to hold a press conference as soon as possible for Hamada-san’s sake, who is waiting with faith. Still,

“Considering his past statements and his pride, a press conference may be difficult.

A production manager for an information program on a commercial TV station said, “Considering his past statements and his pride, I think a press conference is still difficult.

Mr. Matsumoto has also shared his views on press conferences concerning scandals on shows such as “Wide Nah Show” (Fuji Television Network). He has also criticized Hiroyuki Miyasako for his “black-market business problem. Considering such a history, it is inevitable that it will boomerang on him. Even if he wanted to, he would not be able to.

On January 12, 2008, in “Wide Nah Show,” he referred to Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor, who fled to Lebanon while out on bail and held a press conference in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Ghosn blamed his arrest on a conspiracy within Nissan. Matsumoto responded,

In the first place, I am at fault. He blames the Japanese judiciary and holds a press conference on his own. This is similar to Miyasako, isn’t it?

He pointed out that he was similar to Miyasako in this way. He also mentioned the name of Hiroyuki Miyasako, who was on self-imposed suspension at the time due to the black market racket, which drew laughter from the studio.

Matsumoto criticized Miyasako for holding the press conference only for his own self-preservation, leaving behind the junior comedians who were said to have attended the black market and the junior comedians from other agencies who participated in the black market together.

Regardless of the truth or falsity of the matter, Mr. Matsumoto’s lawsuit may also be seen as an act of self-preservation, leaving behind Kazutaka Ozawa of “Speed Wagon” and other junior comedians who are said to have attended to him. The composition is that similar. Holding a press conference may add fuel to the fire, just like Mr. Miyasako.

There have been few cases of comedians holding successful apology conferences, such as Un-jash’s Ken Watabe. It seems highly likely that he will not hold a press conference.

  • PHOTO Yasuko Sakaguchi

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