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Man arrested after barricading himself in home of Johnny's president

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A 52-year-old man has been arrested for illegally entering the home of Johnny's talent management agency president Johnny Kitagawa, TV Asahi reported Thursday. According to police, the man, who is believed to live in Setagaya, concealed himself near the front door of Kitagawa's Shibuya apartment at around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say that when Kitagawa returned to the apartment and opened the door, the man brushed past him, entered the premises and locked the door.

Kitagawa called the police, who broke down the door and arrested the man. TV Asahi reported that the man told police he was just visiting his friend, "Mr Johnny." Kitagawa denies any connection with the man.

Johnny's manages such male groups as SMAP, Arashi and Kinki Kids.

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"just visiting his friend, “Mr Johnny.”"

That gives me a chuckle.

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Weird... I hope while inside, the guy had enough sense to raid "Mr. Johnny's" liquor cabinet, fridge, and pantry.

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Maybe he was a jealous former boyfriend of Johnny?

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"Heeeere's Johnny"

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Congratulations Mr. Kitagawa! Tell him what he has won Mr. Johnny!

An all expenses paid one year vacation at the Tokyo District Penitentiary! (applause)

Suspended! (boo)

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Dunno about anyone else, but something creeps me out whenever I read about "flamboyant" old Johnny and his boy group "Kinky Kids" in the same sentence...

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He is responsible for creating the source of much of the horror that is J-pop music. Maybe he will be inspired by this trauma to stop torturning the world with the likes of SMAP.

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Just one more idiot man doing stupid stuff he thinks most probably is amusing. I get the impression every day that men are nothing but idiots, too disappointed with their stupidity.

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Was this guy a - wait for it -

a teacher too?

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Hilarious summer news.

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Not a teacher...but a cop.

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First the cop that got arrested for hiding a camera in a conbini, and now this. Crime news today have been crazy and hilarious. I love Japan!

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Now if only Mr. Johnny would do the same...

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"just visiting his friend, "Mr. Johnny"

Hee hee!

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Kitagawa promptly dressed the man in a tutu and made him into a boyband.

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Modern day ninja at work.

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Johnny is one old and very wobbly dude ... the stories throughout the years that pop up in the news about this sleazy character and his couch casting are out there if you look for them.

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Just one more idiot man doing stupid stuff he thinks most probably is amusing.

Lovenot -- more than likely you are correct. But I'd like to think he was somone who actually appreciated music, and was going to stay in the apartment until Johhny promised to produce something that resembles real music and not just the formulatic J-Pop crap.

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