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Johnny & Associates to Change Name to Smile-Up. (Update 2)
14:13 JST, October 2, 2023
Johnny & Associates Inc. will change its name to Smile-Up. on Oct. 17 to focus on compensating victims sexually abused by the late former President Johnny Kitagawa, President Noriyuki Higashiyama said Monday.
A new company will be established to manage entertainers, he added.
Kitagawa died in 2019.
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