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Full article of Becky and Kawatani Enon in Bunshun plus aftermath

8 Jan

ベッキー出演CMの打ち切り決定 “不倫騒動”の代償は大きく…

Background info

Full article was published in Bunshun yesterday and it came with photos of Becky and Kawatani spending Christmas Eve in a hotel room, as well as snapshots of their LINE conversation.

Apparently, Kawatani stayed at Hotel New Otani Makuhari as Gesu no Kiwami Otome was scheduled to perform at Music Station Super Live at Makuhari Messe on Christmas Day last year. Becky showed up on Christmas Eve and they went for a date at nearby DisneySea. They returned to the hotel at night and Becky stayed until the next morning. After the gig in Music Station, Kawatani sent a message to Becky reminiscing their day before and Becky replied “Yup, i wanna tell the Hills Tribe* that true happiness does not require money.”

LINE conversation about Christmas(Right Photo)
Becky: Kenchan, thanks for the great eve and Christmas. Taking me to Sea, treating me, giving me such a nice present, i’m really really thankful. It was really blissful. Just being together is happiness.

*Refers to the rich living in Roppongi Hills.

As they were getting closer, Kawatani’s relationship with his wife was breaking down. He had confessed to his wife about the presence of an important person in his life. A followup conversation between Becky and Kawatani went like this.

Kawatani: I told her i have someone i wanted to treasure 
Becky: Yes..
Kawatani: She said “that means it’s an out?”
Becky: Oh…
Kawatani: But i don’t know if this is a positive or negative. For now, it’s until here.
Becky: It’s positive! It’ll be alright.

LINE conversation about Kawatani’s divorce(Left Photo)
Kenchan: We talked. It might be better to wait it out without talking. It’ll just get emotional otherwise. It might take time but i’ll finish the graduation thesis**, wait for me. It’s really tough on you, but i hope you’ll wait.

Becky: Kenchan good morning. It’s fine! I’ll wait. So pls wait for me too. It’s fine! I’ll make you listen to my complaints after you submit the graduation thesis! (Laugh)

**Refers to divorce papers.

Another snippet tells about Kawatani showing up as a surprise while Becky was in Osaka working on 19th December. She was very touched and wrote “Kenchan, thanks for coming to Osaka. How much will does that take? I’m already very touched when i see people holding hands in the streets. I was really happy, thank you.”

Source, Source

Status of Becky’s CM Contracts

Becky currently has contracts with 10 CM companies and 1 of them has decided to pull their ads.
Convenience chain “Lawson” has pulled their ad featuring Becky.
Insurance company “Himawari Life” is considering changing out Becky as their image character.


Becky and Kawatani have reportedly broken up

They decided to stop seeing each other on 5th Jan, after being caught by paparazzi in Nagasaki. This was also before news articles of them were published.


Kawatani Enon living apart from his wife

Gesu no Kiwami Otome’s vocalist Kawatani Enon is living in a hotel after reports of his affair with Becky broke. His wife reportedly did not agree to a divorce.

A related personnel says “He does not know what to say infront of the mass media.He is also avoiding going out except for work, in a bid to reduce inconvenience to Becky’s side.”


Bunshun speaks to Kawatani Enon’s wife

They dated from 2012 and married in July 2015, but their marriage was hidden from the world, with Kawatani even describing her as a “friend” when Bunshun first caught him with Becky in Nagasaki. He later acknowledged her status as his spouse through a fax to the media.

“It was most shocking to learn that he went back to his hometown with her over the New Year without telling me. What kind of feelings did he have introducing Becky to his family? What intentions did Becky have meeting his parents? Honestly, i can’t think and don’t want to,” she said.

Apparently, after Becky held a emergency press conference to apologise, the wife received mails and calls from Kawatani, urging her to submit the divorce papers.

A music industry insider says “Even though the 2 decided to not meetup again, it’s not the case. Both their agencies agreed that they should not meet until the divorce papers are submitted. Beneath the surface, the 2 are still communicating, saying it’s fine not to meet until the divorce papers are served.”

Currently, the wife has difficulty ingesting food and is just lying down.


Becky was discouraged by actress friends from continuing the affair

Becky confessed to actress friends about falling for Kawatani Enon towards end of November 2015. She also told them that he’s married but would seek divorce immediately. Her friends tried to stop her and advised her to end the relationship.

Amongst the actress friends are a female lead from NHK’s morning drama, and others with roots in comedy and modelling.

A related insider says “She was troubled since she didn’t have many relationships. She was struggling between the words of Kawatani and her friends.” Becky took the advice of her friends at first but her relationship with Kawatani got closer with the visit to his hometown Nagasaki.


Becky continued to appear in her regular variety “Nijiiro Jean” after the scandal, however protests from sponsers of the show forced production team to drop her. Seeing that other shows will do the same, her agency decided to let her go into “hiatus”.
It seems like Becky is insistent on being with Enon “all the way to the end”, even expressing intentions of quitting the industry despite persuasion from staff to end the relationship.

Becky writes handwritten letter of apology to co-workers
It is said that she’d written 100 letters in 1 month to co-workers, apologising for the trouble caused by her scandal. However, she maintains in her letters that she and Enon are only friends.
Previous source claims that in another LINE expose, Becky and Enon had decided to tell the outside world they are merely “friends”.

Enon lashes out at fans during live in 2nd March live

“I’m telling you i’m keeping silent not because i like it! On the Internet people are telling me to apologise but to whom should i apologise to? Honestly this is a private matter so it’s nothing to do with all!”

His comment is troubling Becky’s agency, who only wants the matter to die down and was supposedly planning her comeback for July.


Enon officiates divorce on 9th May 

As announced on his blog.


Becky to return to TV on 13th May (Nakai Masahiro’s “Kin Sma”)

The condition for her return,was for her to apologise to Kawatani Enon’s wife first, and the wife has given the green light.


Final update here:


Bunshun spots AKB48 Takajo Aki sleeping over at J-league soccer coach’s house

22 Dec

Yet another article thanks to Bunshun….i actually skipped one about Yukirin and her birthday message to Tegoshi. If anyone wants to know the details do let me know.


On the 15th December, Takajo Aki announced her graduation from 48Group during their annual Kouhaku event. However, according to Bunshun Shukan, she had a sleepover date at a man’s house 5 days earlier.

On 10th December at 10pm, Takajo was spotted having a meal with 2 men at Naka Meguro. Takajo was telling them “Finally my contract can be cut off.”

After 2 hours, the 3 of them headed to the back of the shop and boarded a taxi. 1 of them alighted at Shibuya Station while Takajo and the remaining guy headed to his apartment in Shibuya. The next time Takajo was spotted was next morning 11am. Barefaced, she hailed a taxi sleepily before heading home.

The guy is ‘A’, coach of J-league Urawa Red Diamonds. The next day, when asked about the sleepover, ‘A’ said “She did come to my house, but she slept alone.”

AKB management did not offer a comment by the magazine’s deadline. However, a related person says there was another couple in the apartment and that Takajo is not in a relationship with the guy.


Bunshun talks about celebrities and the apartments they live in, Kojiharu lives most luxuriously

14 Sep

In the 10th September issue of Bunshun, an article was published talking about the type of houses various 48Group members lived in. This topic was brought up because of the recent articles about AKS being investigated by tax authorities for undeclared expenses.

According to various media reports, members who live with their families receive a subsidy on their housing rents, in amounts from 1~2 million yen per month. Kojima Haruna in particular, seems to live most luxuriously as her monthly rent is 1.5~3million yen. Her apartment is a 3LDK spanning at least 200sq metres. It comes with 2 baths, a veranda fitted with a jacuzzi and a view of the forest. The place is close to supermarkets and taxis.

Graduated member Kasai Tomomi lives in a 1million yen high rise apartment in Roppongi. She has been spotted going to a Sushi place with a middle aged guy in the neighbourhood and no doubt continues to live a “bubbly” life. (*they’re trying to hint at her relationship with someone we all know about)

Graduated ace Maeda Atsuko used to live in a luxury apartment in Shibuya worth 500,000yen a month, but because of the famous incident where she was papp-ed drunk and crying all over Sato Takeru, male fans started hanging outside her house.She now lives in a low-level mansion in Meguro, about 1million yen a month.

A reporter comments “Celebrities love low-level luxury apartments which allows them to enter/exit easily without revealing their faces. There are lots of cases where idols,or actors in their teens or 20s will rent tower apartments which are properly managed so their agencies can fetch them easily to/from work. However, those with a lower level of income like comedians stay in normal houses.”

There are also “celebrity towers” where you can see various stars living under one roof.

“In Shibuya, there’s a luxury apartment with concierge service, rent starts from 1 million yen. KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya, Yamashita Tomohisa, Ayaka and husband Mizushima Hiro, Koda Kumi etc all live there. In Meguro area there is a tower apartment where the average rent is 500,000 yen and EXILE members amongst others live there.”




Kojiharu has so many CMs she definitely has what it takes to live luxuriously. I am more excited about the fact that Kame and Yamapi live in the same building!

Bunshun leaks pictures of AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki and NEWS Tegoshi Yuya..a Hakone date?

10 Jun

I’m in shock today. 


According to Bunshun, photos were taken late 2013 to early 2014 when they went snowboarding with friends.

They stayed at a luxury inn Hakone. “The place is in a luxury hotel in Hakone, a place visited by celebrities. Actually the 2 are still friendly and talk over LINE.” acquaintance of Kashiwagi.

No reply from agencies.


Another article says that the 1st photo was taken in Hakone while the 2nd was taken at Naeba ski resort in Niigata.


Cyzo reports that an update from the AKB48 official blog today refers to Kashiwagi Yuki’s upcoming participation for a Miyagi handshake event (14 June) as a “typo error”. She will not be participating afterall.


Internet buzz site Girls Channel discusses the beginnings of this relationship. Back in 2013, a local television in Hokkaido reported on Tegoshi Yuya dating top idol K. This news was something that could not be mentioned in Tokyo.

Netizens spotted the similarities of the silhouette and Yukirin and started heated discussions. However, the TV show made an apology on their homepage 2 days later,denying any connection between their news and the silhouette.

Source, Source

Yahoo has picked up on this, but it seems like TV/other news sites are still keeping mum about it. It didn’t take them long to report on Kisumai Fujigaya’s relationship though.

Shunkan Bunshun loses suit against AKB48 CEO, to pay Y$1.65m in damages

4 Sep

The courts in Japan have ordered Shunkan Bunshun to pay $1.65m yen in damages to AKS CEO (not sure if he’s the same guy in this scandal), for an article reported back on 18 February 2010, which asserted improper relations between the CEO and AKB48 members.

The judge who gave the final verdict said that it was difficult to prove that there was a relationship between the CEO and AKB48 members, given that the article gave false information, and so was not believable.

Shunkan Bunshun will be appealing this verdict.


Alright i’m really curious what this article was all about. Pls link me to it if you know. Another interesting bit, AKS had actually sued Shunkan Bunshun for $110m yen!!!! I guess they are going all out to crush Bunshun since they always stalk AKB48 members for scandals.

Edit: Came across this article which confirms that the CEO is the same guy who was rumored to be with Kasai Tomomi early this year. However, the member said to be having improper relations with the CEO in this lawsuit was Shinoda Mariko.