Johnny Kitagawa is reportedly angry at Tanaka Koki's FRIDAY interview in which Tanaka stated he will continue entertainment activities namely his music first. This has caused agitation inside Johnny & Associates. In the old days, J&A can use their influence to block their ex-talents from appearing on TV shows and such. But nowadays with the internet and You Tube, it's impossible to block anybody from uploading their personal videos from internet sites such as Nico Nico or You Tube.
Furthermore, a certain publishing company who is an enemy of J&A, is offering Koki a tell-all book deal after giving his interview on FRIDAY. Koki was offered 5 million yen for a contract to write this book. And a royalty contract will be signed depending on how many copies of this book will be sold. It seems J&A has released a big bomb instead of just firing an employee.