SMAP faces disbandment after their manager Iijima resigned from Johnny’s Entertainment. She will leave next month. With this move, 4 members(Nakai Masahiro, Inagaki Goro, Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Shingo Katori) also indicated their intentions to leave, with Kimura Takuya being the only one staying. A disbandment seems unavoidable.
When contacted by Sponichi, Johnny’s lawyer said that the reports of Iijima resigning are generally correct.
The group is supposed to welcome their 25th anniversary this year.
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