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5:22 pm - 04/23/2013

AKB Kasai Tomomi in another scandal?

Shukan Bunshun reports AKB48 Kasai Tomomi’s scandal – Sleepover at AKS’s President’s house



I'm saying right now that this is Shuukan Bunshun, so take this article with a pinch of salt.

AKB48 Kasai Tomomi – Unable to wait until the graduation, the betrayal to her fans.

AKB48 Kasai Tomomi slept over at AKS’s president Mr.Kubota’s house (with evidence photos), Shukan Bunhun reports in upcoming issue of their magazine.

Let us introduce protagonists of this captivating story. The man is Kubota Yasushi, the head of AKB48 group’s management company AKS, great entrepreneur who created this enormous idol group from the ground. The heroine is Kasai Tomomi of AKB48, who has kept high popularity in the fandom. She recently made a headline with her revealing alleged child pornography Gravure photo, but anyway, she announced her graduation after that fuss. She is scheduled to graduate AKB48 on May 3rd and already wrapped up her final handshake session as a member of AKB48.

There is a reason why we haven’t reported AKB’s scandal for a while. After we reported Minegishi Minami’s sleepover or Kashiwagi Yuki’s Gokon Party with football players, the car numbers of our reporters were known to AKB’s members and staffs. They started being very cautious to us and it made our investigation a bit harder.

But of course, that was not enough to convince our reporters to give up.
Camping and staking out all day and night, we finally spotted Kasai Tomomi of AKB48.

“She is a member who is in charge of ‘stripping’. She was chosen for ad campaign of Peach John along with Kojima Haruna and Oshima Yuko. In short, she has appealing breasts and sexy body shape.”
A former member of AKB48 says, “The relationship between president Kubota and Kasai has been rumored for a long time. But of course, no one can’t dare to ask them about that. It has been one of taboo in AKB.”

Kubota is a son of billionaire.
His father runs a electronics components manufacturing company. As everybody knows, AKS is acronym of Akimoto, Kubota and Shiba. Akimoto is a producer of the project, Shiba takes care of management, and Kubota is in charge of financing.

He borrowed 2 billion JPY (20 million USD) from his father and founded a company called AKS.
Kubota is a president of AKS and a sponsor of AKKB48 project. He is a horse owner and own lots of race horses. Many of horses he owns have a word “Dragon” in their names.
We are not sure why, but his apartment – located in Meguro district, Tokyo – also has the 6 letters “DRAGON” in it’s name.
The apartment has three floors and mutual friends in the industry are living on each floor.
But this place is not his main home. His main home is located in Kobe, and he spends weekends there with his children and wife.

Kubota is usually very calm and gentle person, but has supreme power in AKB project. Once, AKB was about to cut all the dealing with one publisher because they made Kubota angry. People around him has no choice but just bitterly smile and say “You know, he is a spoiled brat. Once he gets mad, no one can handle him…. LOL”

But he has gentleman side, too.
He is called “Fruits Uncle” by AKB members.



“YasuKubo (Nickname of Mr.Kubota)” randomly shows up and give some stuffs to members and staffs. Like assorted choice of fruits or Yakiniku Bento that he buy at his favorite osh Yakiniku restaurant.
He goes shopping, having meals with members and many of members love him.” said a former staff of AKB48.

As we previously reported in 2010, Kubota allegedly had inappropriate relationship with his favorite member Shinoda Mariko, but the rumor of his relationship with Kasai started to be surfaced only a couple months after this previous report.
“It was around that time relation between Shinoda and Kasai started getting cold and they rarely talk to each other since then.” said the former staff.

This was three years ago from now. At that time, Kasai won 12th spot in the general election (2010) and selected for Media Senbatsu, but still not many people knew her.

About 5 or 6 years ago from now, she was an innocent girl. She didn’t have lots of money and was like a sweet baby. She was a sort of little sister type of girl. When she was at Gokon parties, she says things like “Honestly, I’m scared of men.” or “I haven’t had a boyfriend in my life.” yet, she pulls sleeves of men in a seductive manner. She was so cute.

She was living in Nakano district with her mom, who is a hairdresser. She love Disney Movies and used to say “Some day, I want to be a princess like her”.
Back then, when she commutes, she rides a pink bicycle to a station and hops on train.
“At the beginning, she wasn’t much pushed by management, but as time went by, she started radiating pheromones. Turning point for her came about 4 years ago. She acquired a habit of enjoying nightlife as she hung out with her seniors. That gradually transformed Kasai.”

The apartment where Kasai is living now cost 400 million yen (4 million USD) and is formerly a place where Mr.Kubota lived.
It’s equipped with private pool, sauna, gym, and concierge. It has 5 level of security locks as if it was a castle of tycoon. Her apartment is way more gorgeous than places where folks like Oshima YUko or Takahshi Minami are living.

“She wears huge sunglasses as if she is a celebrity, and shows no sense of apology when she came late. Sometimes she cancel handshake events or lessons at the last minute. But when it’s a final rehearsal, she was practicing at a place where everybody notices her, and cried like ‘No I can’t…’ ‘What should I do….’. A sympathy beggar. Many men easily fell in her trap and found her lovely.” said a person who works closely with AKB.

Despite the fuss her inappropriate image with Caucasian kid, Kasai is still enjoying thriving career, and it seems it’ll continue.
She is starring a midnight Drama series “Meshibana Deka Tachibana” from this April. She made a solo debut last December, and will release 2nd single on May.

“Many of juniors are puzzled. Why? She is not a type of person they can respect and there was that Gravure photo. She often ask juniors to have some sweets she received from fans and staffs. But because the way she talks to juniors is quite snobby, she isn’t liked by junior at all.

Until recently she had bullied Sashihara. She called Sashihara ‘Busu(ugly)’ and threw harsh words at her. ’You’re gross, go home!’
Kasai had bullied Sashihara togetehr with Itano, but now Itano has drifted away from Kasai.
Because she looks old for her age, some members are backstabbing her, calling her ‘(Age) Cheater’”

Some people doubt that Kubota is behind Kasai’s success.

“Before the shoot, she suddenly said she wants to go shopping. Of course we said ‘No, you can’t’
Then she took a cellphone out of her bag and called Mr.Kubota.
‘Hi~ It’s me~ They told I can’t go out~ Can you come here to pick me up?’
After a while, Mr.Kubota showed up and said “I will take her out. But you say ‘no’?”
No one could say ‘No’ to Mr.Kubota. And Kasai walked out with him. She acted as if she was a queen. Everyone at the scene was left speechless.” said a staff of AKB.

A journalist who covers AKB says ”3 years ago, when I asked ‘Which Johnny’s boy do you like?’, she said she has no interest in kids.
I like them older, like around 40.’
Back then, I thought she was joking.”

After we started the investigation, we soon spotted a car dropping and picking up Kasai in midnight. But they were keeping tight guard as we wrote at the beginning of this article.

On April 6th, we finally got a chance. On that day, Kasai attended a handshake event at Makuhari Messe. But she was actually staying at Mr.Kubota’s house until one hour before the event.
She was in hurry and despite trying to cover face with stole, her face was apparently recognizable.



When a former member of AKB48 saw this photo, she laughed and said “Fans are shaking hands with her, knowing nothing. I feel sorry for them LOL”

On Apirl 9th, finally our camera captured it all. A little past 10 PM, Kasai, after theater performance, briskly walked to a car and headed for Shibuya. The car turned left and right randomly, sometimes flashed hazard lights and stopped on road shoulder. It was an attempt to put reporters following them off track.
At 23:50, the president showed up in front of his house, looking around as he was talking with someone on a cellphone.
At 00:02, Kasai sneaked out from behind a power pole. She was in hoodie and talking with someone on a phone.
She looked around to make sure no one was watching her, and then walked to the president delightfully. The president carried her bag and they intimately went off to his house.

“Becasue Kasai is living with her sister, it’s convenient for both to meet at president’s house.”

It was 11 AM when she left his house. She headed for Hiroo by taxi. She was dressed in a floral patterned skirt, which means she even keep extra clothes at his house!?

This is the thing. We figured we must ask them more details on this even thought she will graduate soon.
We talked to her as she got on a car in front of her apartment, but she pretended she can’t hear anything we’re talking.
We then called Hori Production, Kasai’s agency.
They answered “We asked Kasai on the matter. She said she had meals with him, but never visited alone nor stayed a night at Mr.Kubota’s house.
We are not in charge of arranging a car for her, and leave it to AKS, but this is something ‘can’t be true’ for us, too.”

Okay, let’s ask Mr.Kubota. When we tried interviewing to him in front of his house, he didn’t stop and went off in his Ferrari. But later, he explained us on a phone.

-Are you in relationship with Kasai?
“Never”

-Have you ever let her stay at your house?
“Never. AKB members are like my children. I know them since they were only 10 or 11.
She has visited my house, but didn’t stay for a long hours. Until morning? Or sleepover? That never happened. First floor is common space, and we have a recording studio in the building, so they sometimes come to practice singing, especially before recording for CDs. Plus we have chiropractic hospital, too. Not only her but all members living nearby visit the building.


-But you seemed to have intimate dinner with Kasai
Again, not only her but I have meals with all Senbatsu members in turn almost everyday.
I think I have meals with members about 300 days a year.
She is right before graduation, and have lots of things that she wants to talk about and ask advises on.
I had dinner with a member who is not Kasai, yesterday.
It’s natural that they have anxiety about their future.
And I think this means I’m the only person in current AKB who can consult and listen to them.


At this point, we still haven’t revealed him that we took evidence photos of their sleepover.

Anyway, no matter what they say, the camera doesn’t lie. Our smashing camera captured the decisive evidence of taboo in Showbiz, “Having relationship with a product that he is dealing with”.

We’re wondering what kind of penalty Kasai and President will be given.




AKB48 Wrapup

tl;dr: Chiyuu was papped at the president of AKS's house. Since he's AKS president, he's close with many AKB members, and often gets into 'scandals' with members. SB have used this as basis of an article to print a bunch or rumours about Chiyuu and present them as fact.
Some of it is well-known, like her often getting sick and cancelling events last minute. Some of it is BS, like that she wasn't pushed at first - she was basically no2 in TK after Yuko at the beginning.
imilandoo 23rd-Apr-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Honestly? I really don't give a fuck about her sexual/sentimental life. She can even date the pope (if he was straight, lol) if she wants, the only thing that matters to me is her carreer. Stop. Hope she won't be bashed a lot after this article...poor Tomomi.

“At the beginning, she wasn’t much pushed by management, but as time went by, she started radiating pheromones. Turning point for her came about 4 years ago. She acquired a habit of enjoying nightlife as she hung out with her seniors. That gradually transformed Kasai.”
It's called "growing up", you know.

Until recently she had bullied Sashihara. She called Sashihara ‘Busu(ugly)’ and threw harsh words at her. ’You’re gross, go home!’
Kasai had bullied Sashihara togetehr with Itano, but now Itano has drifted away from Kasai.

If this is true, it's really sad. But I don't think neither of them would do this, they seem nice girls...
hina 23rd-Apr-2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
From what I've seen from fans, it seems most ppl are like, she's graduating in days, shes not AKBs problem anymore, let her do what she wants.

I think that last part is one of the most unbelievable things in the article. Tomochin is famous for being shy and humble and getting along well with her juniors. The only way I can imagine her 'bullying' someone is accidently ignoring/blanking them , since she's so my-pace and airheaded.
hina 23rd-Apr-2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
The way I see it, if SB had just dropped the news that she stayed at the guys house, it would have been worse. Since they filled the article with old rumours and lies, it makes it seem too over the top and fake. Like putting in that he was rumoured to have slept over with Mariko, even tho when that rumour came out he sued for defamation and got 1.5 mil yen compensation.
But as it is, most ppl see the article as a fairytale.
sundaetea 23rd-Apr-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
geez. sounds like a load of bullshit - at least the majority of these things said do. maybe she is in a relationship with the president, but all these other stuff sound like the media is coming after her. like the whole thing about calling him up to come pick her up to go shopping publicly when there were staff members there, i mean why risk it? i feel bad for everyone involved, but mostly for the president's wife and kids if he is having an affair (altho i doubt he is with kasai).
sakurajonas get a life ...24th-Apr-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
But of course, that was not enough to convince our reporters to give up.
Camping and staking out all day and night, we finally spotted Kasai Tomomi of AKB48.

why the hell are you staking someone else life ... don't you have a life your self ...
leave them alone ...
zr_misc Re: get a life ...24th-Apr-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Stalking celebrities are what reporters are supposed to do. Can you blame them?
sakurajonas Re: get a life ...24th-Apr-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
there are a lot of amazing things out there to report ... more fun enjoyable and worth telling ... and it is the reporter job to search for them rather than stalking someone life ....
zr_misc Re: get a life ...25th-Apr-2013 03:58 am (UTC)
Shukan Bunshun's job is to provide the readers with idol drama, without them we wouldn't have any funny scandals.
zr_misc 24th-Apr-2013 12:17 am (UTC)
What a slut, at least she could have waited for a few more months to be sleeping with someone, now she's leaving AKB on bad terms. Sometimes I wonder if these girls even give a second thought about how their actions affect the group as whole.
hina 24th-Apr-2013 01:59 am (UTC)
How does sleeping w someone make her a slut? She was leaving on bad terms anyway after her prior scandals, she might as well sleep w someone who can help her a with decent career afterwards.
zr_misc 25th-Apr-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
But her agency isn't AKS, sleeping with the president of HoriPro would probably be a smarter move for someone like her.
haruno21 24th-Apr-2013 05:51 am (UTC)
I just puked from your comment

sorry,slut shaming is bad for my stomach
zr_misc 25th-Apr-2013 04:03 am (UTC)
sorry, social justice warriors like you make me sick.
haruno21 25th-Apr-2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
just when I thought you couldnt make yourself look worse...

I better move away from your pity mad self about private life decisions of a woman who doesnt even know you exist~♪
BYE
zr_misc 25th-Apr-2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
How am I in anyway mad about her decisions? And simply stating she's a slut doesn't reveal anything about myself you fucking retard.

I bet you call skanks like that 'sexually liberated women' as well
liime_arix 25th-Apr-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
You're a sad, lonely and hateful individual.
zr_misc 26th-Apr-2013 12:52 am (UTC)
Keep telling yourself that
haruno21 26th-Apr-2013 02:31 am (UTC)
you actually reveal a lot about yourself with your remarks...

hahahahaha this is so good, I love to keep answering to see you fall deeper in your next comment.

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harukakamiya 27th-Apr-2013 01:34 am (UTC)
The misogyny and slut-shaming burns, and no, I don't have to be a "social justice warrior" to call you out on your bullshit.

Also don't be calling people ableist slurs.
zr_misc 27th-Apr-2013 05:43 am (UTC)
"ableist slurs" hahahahahahahahahahahahaha omfg

and I thought you couldn't reach to a higher level of moralfaggotry :((((((

It's the internet, no need to get your panties in a twist, kiddo.
minakuu 24th-Apr-2013 07:21 am (UTC)
shut ur mouth
zr_misc 25th-Apr-2013 04:04 am (UTC)
You can't even come up with a better retort than that. Haha alright
reii_chan 24th-Apr-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
She seems such a sweet girl, I'm feel sorry for her
lettace 24th-Apr-2013 01:10 am (UTC)

lol honestly if stuff like this is long-term and in actuality on-going i wanna know what kind of shit they pull while still in the group and not leaving anytime soon

first time shuukan bunshun has made me interested instead of annoyed
taylorniw 24th-Apr-2013 01:13 am (UTC)
But at this point does anyone even care? I think people are so over her.
disneyanime91 24th-Apr-2013 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm sorry if this is an inappropriate question, but does this happen really often?

I've only been an AKB48 fan for about 6 months now, and this makes 3 scandals already in the short duration of my time here... I don't know how long my heart will last if this keeps up.

Joking aside, it really ticks me off when the tabloids do stuff like this. It's like they're going all-out to bring AKB48 to its knees and destroy the project in the worst possible way... I get that it's their job to sell their publications, but I would really appreciate less venomous wordings and proper fact-checking in their articles.
hina 24th-Apr-2013 01:57 am (UTC)
This past year has been the worst. Nacchan and Yonechan's scandals in Jan 2012 started it all. Prior to that there were rumours and gossip but no big, frequent scandals.
disneyanime91 24th-Apr-2013 02:19 am (UTC)
Oh dear... Looks like I picked one hell of a time to join the fandom :/
I was hoping things would take a turn for the better after the Miichan incident, but it looks like it'll get worse as the 48 groups become more successful...
umbrellaphone 24th-Apr-2013 02:02 am (UTC)
Good luck saving the last bit of career she has left. Or not.
bear100 24th-Apr-2013 02:04 am (UTC)
Get it girl
dollhouse__x 24th-Apr-2013 04:22 am (UTC)
The fact that these are even scandals to begin with. If she was a minor, gross. She's 21, still gross, but at this point no shits given.
haruno21 24th-Apr-2013 05:56 am (UTC)
NO1CURRRS
it´s her life and her life only, anyone else need to stfu ^^
anduril_narsil 24th-Apr-2013 10:54 am (UTC)
That guy is married right? So for the sake of his wife and kids, I hope this scandal is just a fantasy storytelling by the tabloid.
monotuned 24th-Apr-2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
+1
With all talk about it being her life, feels like many people forget that she's technically having an affair with a married man (if this holds any credibility). Or the other people are fine with affairs and I'm of the few people not totally cool with it ;_;
fancifury 24th-Apr-2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
queen
pandapaw 25th-Apr-2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
let em do what they want
people are dieing in a hospital and this hits the headlines
oh what a sad world we live in!
this girl they called ugly is not ugly atall btw
urubaby21 26th-Apr-2013 01:55 am (UTC)
Hmmmmmm...judging from those pictures....hmmmm.......BULLSHIT.
xdarkxblue5 26th-Apr-2013 05:44 am (UTC)
This whole 'article' seems like a bunch of bullshit. I'm sure if they had something to hide, he wouldn't meet her so openly like that.
Shukan once again desperate for sales and making up stupid rumors about AKB. They should know it hardly even matters since she's graduating pretty soon anyways.
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