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Kame comments on Koki’s dismissal from KAT-TUN

12 Oct

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Kame appeared on NihonTV’s “Zukkiri!” on 11th October and talked about Koki’s departure from KAT-TUN.

He confessed that he came to know about Koki’s dismissal from the agency 2 days after his contract was cancelled. Koki then contacted the members directly and they sat down to talk about it. It was decided that they would draw the line once and for all.

The reasons for Koki’s dismissal was due a variety of reasons like running a bar, conducting a live concert without agency consent, dj-ing at a club, trouble involving women, tattoo etc.

Kame said ” There are rules from our agency which we have to abide by. Even from our point of view, his actions were already over the top.”
When asked about the sidelines which Koki runs, Kame said “As reported, things like running a shop. We also came to notice it.”

On the future of KAT-TUN, Kame said “There’s no other way but to continue as KAT-TUN. There’s no way we will cause trouble like this again. I promise to protect the group moving forward.”

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Not a fan of KAT-TUN but it’s sad that this group is breaking up like NEWS. And poor Kame has to shoulder the responsibilities of explaining this to the media! 

Tanaka Koki fired from Johnny’s, KAT-TUN to become 4-member group

12 Oct

 

On October 9th, Johnny & Associates, Inc. announced the cancellation of their exclusive contract with KAT-TUN‘s Tanaka Koki as of September 30. Therefore, KAT-TUN is now a 4-member group.

Below is the translation for the announcement posted on Johnny’s net website.

“We have decided to cancel our exclusive contract with KAT-TUN’s Tanaka Koki as of September 30th, due to his repeated violation of the company rules. KAT-TUN will continue their activities with 4 members after Tanaka’s withdrawal, so we would like to ask the fans for your support as you have done until now. – 2013.10.9 Johnny & Associates, Inc.”

“It is what the company’s announcement says. I told the members my gratitude for being in the group with me though I have caused so many troubles until now, and my feeling of apology that I am sorry. I am planning to continue my activities, so I will make further announcement when the details are set. – 2013.10.9 Tanaka Koki”

“To our fans and people concerned, we are terribly sorry for causing trouble this time. In order for us to raise the group’s consciousness, we have had many talks, but we are very disappointed that it ended up like this for our member who we have been together for over 10 years. From now on, KAT-TUN’s activities will continue with 4 members, so please continue to support us. – 2013.10.9 KAT-TUN”

 

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