6:00 pm - 11/03/2013
Is Aiba Masaki in danger of dismissal from Johnny's?
According to Advertising Agency people, Johnny & Associates has taken steps to betray them for projects involving Aiba Masaki. It is clearly an abnormal situation for them. And they think it all stems from the disputes between J&A and Aiba's parents Chinese restaurant . His parents' restaurant is selling Aiba's goods without their permission. Sure enough, what on earth has happened around Aiba?
First, House Foods "Vermont Curry" CM in which Aiba was taking charge of for three years, was replaced with Hey!Say!JUMP from this year. Although House Foods specifically asked for Aiba to be in the CM again, J&A absolutely refused to budge. Not only that, Aiba has been the MC for World Gymnastics Championship on Fuji TV since 2009 and everyone in the production staff was sure Aiba will be the MC again this year. But that didn't happen, gymnast Tanaka Rie took charge of the MC instead. Even Japan Gymnastics Association had nominated to have Aiba MC this year. It still didn't happen. J&A said NG (no good) and won't budge. Twice, an entertainment company said NG to sponsor companies, that doesn't bode well.
Although Aiba's activities with Arashi will not stop, but it is clear J&A is irritated at the activities of Aiba's parents business. It has already affected Aiba's entertainment activities. Recently, Tanaka Koki was dismissed because of his side jobs. In Aiba's case, it's not him but his parents' business that is affecting him. J&A can see that his parents selling Aiba's goods in their restaurant as a threat of a side job for them.