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#1 Truth_hurts

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:19 PM (Edited by Truth_hurts, 01 February 2019 - 10:32 PM.)

Tokyo Sports publishes article on #NGT48, claiming that a former manager, Ms. Kitagawa, was harassed by the "Idol Hunter Gang/Stalker Gang."

Tokyo Sports newspaper in its Jan. 17, 2019 issue reports with the sub-headlines,
"Stalker activities funded by money from the media"
"Intimidation of male fans, and extending a dirty hand to female fans."

Tokyo Sports publishes article on #NGT48, claiming that a former manager, Ms. Kitagawa, was harassed by the "Idol Hunter Gang." She is likely the manager that Inaoka claimed to have forced out through his connection to management.

Fans speculate that Tano Ayaka and Yamada Noe know details about Manager Kitagawa's dismissal from #NGT48.

In their joint Showroom live on Jan. 8, 2019 at 16:50 JST, they mentioned Ms. Kitagawa and then suddenly started talking about duct tape, as if the two are connected.

Tano: "Ms. Kitagawa was let go"
Yamada: "Yeah, that's right. She got sent somewhere. But for us..."
T: "How we feel, right"
Y: "We just wanted to be close to her. Almost like we want to be bound to her"
T: "Right"
Y: "Today's item is duct tape!"
https://www.twitter....894785381163013

Additional info from TokyoSports sourced to an show industry insider: "Apart from Yamaguchi, who fell victim this time, there are also other member(s) who ended up graduating, unable to stand the harassment from the stalker gang and their dirty actions close to assault"

"This is also hinted at in the tweets (now deleted) that Yamaguchi herself posted"
https://www.twitter....833336654872577

The deleted tweet



Other incident regarding fans and staff

Female fans reported being stalked and harassed to AKS and the management but was ignored



A tweet from an anonymous account by someone that used to work at their event mentioning NGT48 rude attitude and behavior


JP news receive a confession from an NGT fan linking the case to a shady groups of fans:
-named ...-kai
-once used to boss around back at the AKB theater
-got hold of almost every member's addresses and any other personal infos, using this "catalog" to stalk them at their houses
https://www.twitter....147968599195648



Several things I just want to mention

Tano mentions inapooh‘ name


Tano Ayaka & Inaoka Ryuunosuke (Inapooh) connection. Inapooh’s voice is behind the camera.


Sounds like Tano mentioned Jo-kai's name. at 0:58 on her showroom

She reads a comment that says, "Jo-kai now (dinner party hosted by Jo)," and she immediately says Joujouen (the yakiniku chain restaurant).

Jo-kai could mean an organization of Jo, or more colloquially, a party hosted (often funded for) by Jo.

Also read comments under this tweet



Kitagawa Joe mocking how weak the Niigata police are because they couldn’t detain him.


By this is finally trending on twitter in North America and covered by CNN
https://www.twitter....939421575286784
https://www.twitter....920614026747905
https://www.twitter....803692937363456
https://www.twitter....798736356409344
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:28 PM

After a week and it’s only trending now? >_>

https://twitter.com/...9471582211?s=21
Trans below
https://twitter.com/...5381163013?s=21
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:33 PM

Updates on the case
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Updated diagram by online users that is being shared on SNS... By the way this is just speculation and rumors

TRANSLATION

Summary of events regarding the assault of Yamaguchi Maho.

Also read under this tweet


Another diagram


Shuukan Bunshun is pushing an idea (relation chart in grey) that is contradictory.

The sentences in black = Bunshun‘s version of events.

Red = Contradictory, errors pointed out



For some reason, Bunshun is trying to run with a story "admitting" that the apartment on the other side belonged to Ayakani but she had moved out one year and a half ago already (and Mahohon wasn't aware of it yet?) and her involvement was all a big misunderstanding.



Bunshun is trying so hard to protect the criminals
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

What is AKS doing protecting the culprits and letting this horror show go on for so long?/ What is the police doing?? This is madness


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:52 PM

Unbelievable
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

More statements from Inapooh,the man behind Mahohon's stalkers. One openly threatening revenge on NGT members,suggesting a close relationship with some of them. Another describing him participating in stalking,Bunshun collaboration, bypassing venue bans.
Make of it what you want.



Inapooh calling a self-policing squad to join him on Dec 9, the day after Maho's confession, to patrol Rabura2 "prevent disturbances at the NGT theater" by accosting "suspicious types". "To protect those girls with a future in this way"

Read: textbook Blackshirt tactics
https://www.twitter....212635203805184

Tweet regarding graduated member Otaki Yurina
https://www.twitter....885701303431168

Couple of tweets about:
-Inapooh asking for permission to start stalking Tano Yuuka and sell a photo of her
https://www.twitter....559662844989442

Add also Mogi to the list of Inapooh's stalking targets,other than the other two members I mentioned(Aigasa and Oozawa).
https://www.twitter....861086455304193

and apparently
https://www.twitter....489601576284160
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

I don't think NGT can recover from this


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

This is a sentence that she Tweeted on December 25th. (This is after that incident occurred)
"I will not forget the people who will help me now, I decided to give back my life from the bottom of my heart."
https://www.twitter....562275782520832

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I will not forget the people who will help me now I decided to keep returning my all my life. The reverse can not be forgiven for the rest of us.
Team G was good as an ordinary idol team. I am thinking everyday for the past two weeks to keep giving thanks to everyone. I want to take everyone around the world ...I have to work hard tomorrow 's performance

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:07 PM

Comment about Mahohon's case from the mother of idol Oomoto Honoka, who committed suicide as a result of management's power harassment:

"I am not asking for the culprits to be publicly humiliated, myself. To offer protection to the culprits isn't deplorable in itself, but (cont.)

the real problem is with protecting the culprits while leaving the victim unprotected, and I find that inconceivable. What I am requesting for is giving all care possible to the victim and prioritizing her safeguard, first of all."
https://www.twitter....600462504644609
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:10 PM

***Translation incl
December 8th - Day of assault

They mention “まほとび“ ➡︎”MahoTobi”

Maho’s name with”Tobi” could be interpreted in 2 ways.

Tobira とびら - Door, “Maho’s Door”

Tobi 飛び - Jump “Jump on Maho (attack)”


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:21 PM (Edited by Truth_hurts, 17 January 2019 - 03:44 PM.)

Edit: For more updates follow

https://www.twitter.com/qc_bb
https://www.twitter.com/rikoriko_xo
https://www.twitter.com/speranzom
https://www.twitter.com/JusticeForMaho
https://www.twitter....nryoBudiman?p=s

Reddit
https://www.reddit.c...yamaguchi_maho/
http://stage48.net/f...d.8587/page-166
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:41 PM (Edited by mochichan, 17 January 2019 - 03:43 PM.)

What is AKS doing protecting the culprits and letting this horror show go on for so long?/ What is the police doing?? This is madness

If the rumor of Inapooh being connected to Burning is true, there is power balance against AKS in this case bc Burning is much more powerful than them. It is top agency in Japan. Couple of ex 48G girls are rumored to be managed by them (Mariko, Paruru, Rena)

Ofc that shouldn't stop them from firing the NGT members who are friends with stalker gang.
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:43 PM

Thank you OP, excellent roundup. Any idea on their sponsors though? How many have they lost so far? They need to lose as many as possible, to cut off their revenue stream.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:14 PM (Edited by Truth_hurts, 17 January 2019 - 04:16 PM.)

Thank you OP, excellent roundup. Any idea on their sponsors though? How many have they lost so far? They need to lose as many as possible, to cut off their revenue stream.

You're welcome
I'm posting this from my phone so it probably look messy.
I tried my best to organized all this since there's a lot of info of this.

Edit: I'm not sure how many sponsors they lost but the list of sponsors is on the diagram
https://www.twitter....295324040699906
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:20 PM

If the rumor of Inapooh being connected to Burning is true, there is power balance against AKS in this case bc Burning is much more powerful than them. It is top agency in Japan. Couple of ex 48G girls are rumored to be managed by them (Mariko, Paruru, Rena)

Ofc that shouldn't stop them from firing the NGT members who are friends with stalker gang.


Yes rumor from jnetizens is that Inapooh is a nephew of a Burning executive.

A nephew of Mr S executive
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

THE WHOLE THING IS JUST SO BIZARRE wthplz.png wthplz.png wthplz.png


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:27 PM

The third party committee for the investigation on Mahohon's case has been set up already, yet "word has it" that the name of the members involved won't be made public...
https://www.twitter....952155041837057


Regarding media withholding names of members and suspects of the NGT48 case, I'd like to share excerpts from Jeff Kingston's "Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan"(p93-96)

TV stations and newspapers publishing full names of a public interest case is a big deal.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:41 PM

New tactic: put pressure on AKS by contacting Tokyo Olympic sponsors. Let them know how management forced a victim to apologise & are trying to cover up the scandal. Akimoto is a director for the 2020 Olympics!
https://www.twitter....357321411325952


CM Sponsors are leaving NGT.

The government of Niigata Prefecture is now under fire.

A local resident of Niigata has contacted all Councillors of Niigata prefecture today and they will act soon.

The next level of attack should be on AKB Group as a whole.

Akimoto Yasushi 秋元康, the chief producer of AKB Group, is a member of Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic.

It would be an insult for him if he is expelled from the Committee because of this
https://www.twitter....896406869598208
https://www.twitter....897554707963905


So far this is what I found online about their sponsors

★ Sponsors List
· Mitsui Fudosan (Attracting enterprises)

• Niigata Prefecture · Niigata City · JR East Niigata Branch · Niigata Prefectural Police ←

· Agency for Cultural Affairs
· Niigata Daily News · JA Niigata · Teny
· BSN · NST · UX · NHK · FM Niigata · FMPORT
· Akita Saki daily · ABS Akita Broadcasting
· McDonald's · Bakake · Pokka Sapporo · Lawson
· BS SKYperion · Regina · Kobac
· Niigata Central Post Office · Nagaoka Post Office · Niigata City Central Fire Station
· Niigata City Minami-ku · Murakami Chamber of Commerce · Teijin Nagaoka High School
· Japan Racing Association of Japan (JRA) Niigata Racecourse

Sponsor withdrawal list
· Yamazaki made bread
· Shinkansen (contract end)
· Niigata Chamber of Commerce (HP deletion)
· Ikkamabokobo (CM Self-control → stock price increase)
https://girlschannel...pics/1973812/3/


Oricon article: Ichimasa stops airing TV-CMs featuring NGT48 members
https://www.oricon.c...s/2127496/full/

Japanese food company Kamaboko Ichimasa Ltd removed all NGT48 stuff which previously they uploaded regularly. While The Daishi Bank not considering to extend their cooperation with NGT, reports news Niigata Nippo.

They are both sponsored NGT48 over the past years, but its looks like comes to an end probably due to embarrassing scandal happened to Yamaguchi Maho involving internal folks.

While Yukiguni FM, one of radio station in Niigata have cancelled and deleted their schedule of inviting NGT48 members by the end of this month.
https://english.shuk...-ngt48.html?m=1

According to The Niigata Nippo (January 11, 2019), another sponsor of NGT48 „The Daishi Bank“ will not renew their contract with NGT48.
https://www.niigata-...0111444069.html
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:55 PM

Oh by the way

Google translate

Former manager of NGT, transferred to "Director's Office" of Tokyo head office

Mr. Yoshiro Imamura (59) who retired from the NGT 48 theater manager as a result of the assault of NGT 48 Maho Yamaguchi (23), which was virtually dismissed, is scheduled to be replaced by Mr. Yoshiro Imamura (59), the manager of the AKS Tokyo headquarters "I was transferred to attachment on the 17th, I learned.
On the official website of NGT 48 in the early this month, Mr. Imamura's change, Mr. Makoto Hayakawa assumed office as a new manager, Mr. Takeshi Okada assumed to be the deputy manager, but Mr. Imamura's changeover destination was not mentioned. Mr. Imamura was held in Tokyo on the same day and was absent from the meeting where Mr. Takumi Matsumura, Mr. Hayakawa, Mr. Okada attended.
According to officials, the "Board of Directors" is not directly involved in the management of members, but Imamura plans to continue supporting NGT 48 and AKB 48 groups in the future .

Nikkan Sports

https://news.biglobe...5925494809.html
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:58 PM (Edited by Truth_hurts, 17 January 2019 - 07:03 PM.)

Edit: So, now Imamura is set to do desk job back in AKS offices in Tokyo...?
https://www.twitter....016128919396352
https://www.twitter....019970574766083


Reaction to ex- #NGT48 Director's move to Tokyo:

"Humans pardoned from punishment due to cronyism will misbehave again.
Imamura accepting his transfer to AKS head office means he doesn't repent at all. He will never understand Ms. Yamaguchi's pain."
https://www.twitter....040403067969538

This is just a rumor but apparently Imamura is friends with Akimoto


Reaction to foreign media reporting #NGT48 scandal:

"Now it has become news overseas.
The members and those executing the attack (criminals and those trying to cover it up), you have exposed the disgrace of Japan. Take responsibility!"
https://www.twitter....984707060346880
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