Yamapi under surveillance 24hrs a day?

8 Apr

This is an article from Tokyo Sports, no idea how legitimate they are as a news source, but read it for entertainment yeah?

It seems that Yamashita Tomohisa,27, who belongs to the Iijima faction of Johnny’s Entertainment, is being closely watched by his management 24 hours a day. What has happened to him?

Yamapi has started a new variety show called “Generation Tengoku” since January, and at the studio a woman is seen hanging around him all the time. What is more surprising is that he is followed around even when he’s not working. Who he goes out with and where he goes are all being tracked, and according to Mr ?, Yamapi said that he’s only alone when he’s in the toilet. Whether he’s joking or not we’re not sure, but Mr ? says he’s getting tired of it. What is the reason for this strict surveillance?

He was photographed clubbing with Akanishi Jin towards the end of last year. At that time, a notice was circulated in the office to warn its talents from mixing with Akanishi Jin. The photo triggered management’s anger.

Of cos, if his career after leaving NEWS was smooth sailing, this surveillance thing wouldn’t have been necessary. But except for his first single “Ai, Texas” which managed to grab No.1, the subsequent singles and album, including the most recent “Que Sera Sera” only managed a No.2.

“It’s because his solo career isn’t moving anywhere, and yet he’s having fun and breaking the rules,” said Mr ?.

Even though Johnny-san is telling him to move forward on his own, Ms Iijima thinks that something must be done.

“Even his MC position on Generation Tengoku was somehow secured with Iijima’s power, so there must be some sort of results to come out from it,” said Mr ?.

“The other MC Imada Koji is doing well in hosting the show, the program itself is interesting, and ratings are stable, so Yamapi’s value to the show is rather low,” said staff from TV station.

However, this is a new chance for Yamapi to shine. With an upcoming drama in July, if he wants to regain his freedom, he will have to show some results for all these activities.


The drastic measures they’re taking to keep him away from Akanishi Jin…. maybe it’s over the top but he really should be working harder after breaking the hearts of so many NEWS fans. 


6 Responses to “Yamapi under surveillance 24hrs a day?”

  1. Anonymous April 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    this is bullshit! so what if he lost his no 1 streak? so what if he want to hanging out with friends? he had his own life to live out. and this news is just plain ridiculous!

    • unavis May 7, 2014 at 10:07 am #

      I wish I could “like” this comment a thousand times. *thumbs up*

  2. Anonymous April 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    the fact that Yamapi is working non stop and they had the audacity to say he’s just fooling around really takes the cake. While I never did like Jin I think what theyre doing is really too cruel now. Pi’s solo career is doing pretty well especially considering aside him, Fukuyama masaharu and Kuwata Keisuke… all you will see in the top 2 in oricon are boybands, girl groups and more groups. And if they wanted to really see Pi to continue having his number one streak, theyd probably care a bit more about his release dates and the quality of music/promotions they give him. because really? not let have him release with so much competitions esp that khj fiasco of lc vs heat which as rumours say was an absolute sham.Some groups get the number one topper with very low sales less than 70K in the first week and just around 12k on the first day… and their number one is secured all because they have good timing…

    as for geneten.. who ever said he ‘s value is low is rude. if thats the case why dont they try airing 2 back to back episodes of geneten without Pi?

    • Anonymous April 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm #


  3. mirin April 21, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    lol don’t worry, Yamapi is definitely not slacking — he did two dramas and a late night show last year on top of the usual idol activities like touring, releasing CDs and holding fanmeetings in a bunch of different cities.

    And yeah, he has to work hard, not just because he lost fans over leaving NEWS, but also because he was put on a hiatus for the second half of 2011.

  4. mendokse April 21, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    yes. and not to mention he still has great fans all over the world to support him. he is a great artist.

    i respect him for breaking the rules and still meet jin.

    however, he IS a legend.

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