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Yoshimoto chief retracts punishment of scandal-hit comedians

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If I were the two comedians, I would leave Yoshimoto and join another agency, or form my own. The president is on a power trip.

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Going forward, a couple of bows later and the whole thing will be forgotten and it will be business as usual. Pathetic.

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I really feel for those two, their TV career and how they will be treated in the future are very dubious no matter what Okamoto says now. They need to keep a line open with the press and divulge anything anti- towards them, 'cos it seems the agency is keen to keep a 'good face.'

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Hold on. Why is this president having to apologise?! He fired employees for taking money from yakuza. Good for him.

Surely this president is doing the right thing? Why does Yoshimoto Kogyo have to treat these employees so nicely??

I don't get it? If I took JPY1M for working for the yakuza without consulting with my company my employer would fire me.

Okamoto should be put in charge of Japan Inc if he is cleaning up all this bribery.

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He fired them for working without his approval, meaning he didn't get his cut.

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Miyasako and Tamura should be fired. End of story. Why does the president need to apologise to them?

However, he took responsibility for fostering mistrust.

?? What about the mistrust of those two working for the yakuza.?!

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All fake. Bowing = no meaning. Sorry = no meaning. If you are truly sorry, let all the comedians donate all their paid monies for the event to charity.

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@TigerTokyoDome

May be you should read the article again!!

If you still don't understand, ask your Japanese friends!!

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Hold on. Why is this president having to apologise?! He fired employees for taking money from yakuza. Good for him.

Yoshimoto basically is the Yakuza. What's the difference?

Really, this whole thing smells like a setup to make it look like they are taking the issue seriously. The attempted fake crying by one of the "talents" was pathetic.

The most disgusting thing is that this has gotten more media coverage than the mass murder in Kyoto.

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As for the fact that they received some money from crime group, of course, Miyasako and Tamura should be received some kind of punishment. However, about company's structure, contract system, low-salary problem or so on, these are already none of our business. I don't think we're in any position to complain about this any more.

I hope media should work for other news, such as arson attack in Kyoto or dangerous riot in Hong Kong.

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@TigerTokyoDome

May be you should read the article again!!

If you still don't understand, ask your Japanese friends!!

As long as he's asking them stuff, he should also ask them which stadium the Tigers play in.

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