[BREAKING] SMAP rumored to be disbanding

January 12, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
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On January 12, a few media outlets reported that SMAP is disbanding.

According to Sponichi Annex, on the 12th, the group's 58-year-old female manager who is often described as their 'foster parent', resigned from the position of director from J Dream, Inc., a subsidiary company of Johnny's & Associates, inc., and she will also be leaving Johnny & Associates, Inc. next month.

Apparently, four members out of five; Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo also showed their intentions of leaving the agency with her, while Kimura Takuya decided to stay with the company.

Therefore, the media outlets reported that it could be a disbandment of the group.

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This news has not only shocked the group's fans, but the entire country as well.

There is no official announcement nor any comment regarding this matter at this moment, so stay tuned for further reports.

Source: Sponichi Annex
Image: BUZZAP! via livedoor news
Thanks to minlilin for the tip!


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· Posted January 14, 2016 @ 1:32 pm

mm... they can be together in another company like a Group... 


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· Posted January 13, 2016 @ 12:28 am

So basically Kimura is saying stuff our friendship stuff you 'foster parent' (who helped me become who I am today). I'm going to stay with this company that caused all this controversy and may have potentially broken one of if not the most popular boy band in japan... Alrighty then.


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· Posted January 12, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

Dang, I know this is HUGE in Japan. Any idea why they decided to leave?

· Posted January 12, 2016 @ 11:44 pm
company dispute

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· Posted January 12, 2016 @ 9:54 pm

This shocked not just the entire country, the entire world as well.

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