Episode 16: The Johnny’s controversy
The Johnny & Associates scandal has caused an uproar.
Three Kyodo News journalists -- Yamaguchi-san, Donican and Horiuchi-san -- talk about how the scandal unfolded as male talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc.'s late founder Johnny Kitagawa was found to have sexually abused teens over decades, and how society has reacted to the agency's efforts to manage it.
(The agency has changed its name to Smile-Up Inc. as of Oct. 17.)
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Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.
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