Rumors have surfaced on the net and netizens have identified the woman Tegoshi Yuya was caught kissing in FRIDAY magazine. She was Julie Keiko Fujishima, Johnny Kitagawa's niece, Vice President of Johnny&Associates.
Comments cited such as:
"Poor Tegoshi..he has to kiss an obachan at such a young age. I guess he can't refuse since she's such an important person in Johnny"
"Why Julie? Tegoshi?
"I think she's the type to use "pillow busisness" for Tegoshi to get ahead but I also think he's doing it with Johnny"
"I had imagined that there would be "pillow business" but surely, it's a big shock looking at the photo in real life"
From the editors of FRIDAY, they said as a courtesy to J&A, they only printed one picture of the kiss. Also because of pressure from J&A, FRIDAY only mentioned in their report of Tegoshi with "a woman" and in a "group party" without naming any names.