Ngt48's Agency And Aks Release Statement Regarding Assault Case Involving Member Yamaguchi Maho

NGT48's agency and AKS release statement regarding assault case involving member Yamaguchi Maho

NGT48's agency and their operating company AKS has released a statement regarding an assault case involving member Yamaguchi Maho. 

In a live broadcast on Twitter and SHOWROOM on January 8 and 9, Yamaguchi revealed that she was attacked by two men in front of her home in December. She then participated in the group's third anniversary event on January 10 where she apologized to her fans for causing them to worry. 

Tokio Hold Press Conference Of Apology Regarding Yamaguchi Tatsuya's Incident

TOKIO hold press conference of apology regarding Yamaguchi Tatsuya's incident

On May 2, TOKIO members Joshima Shigeru, Matsuoka Masahiro, Nagase Tomoya, and Kokubun Taichi held a press conference apologizing about the recent incident involving fellow member Yamaguchi Tatsuya. 

Leader Joshima Shigeru revealed that the five members met on April 30 and had a discussion. During the meeting, Yamaguchi got down on his hands and knees, and he submitted a letter of resignation. Joshima explained that he wasn't able to accept the letter, "Yamaguchi was so worn out, and there was a part of us that just couldn't say 'please resign' after being together for 23 years. We haven't decided what to do yet." Rather than dealing with Yamaguchi, the members felt it was more important to hold a press conference. "I think some people will say that we are too lenient, but we want to accept it together," he said.

Johnny & Associates Releases Official Statement Regarding Smap's Disbandment

Johnny & Associates releases official statement regarding SMAP's disbandmentAs we reported earlier, media outlets reported that SMAP is disbanding.
According to Sponichi Annex, on the 12th, the group's 58-year-old female manager who is often described as their 'foster parent', resigned from the position of director from J Dream, Inc., a subsidiary company of Johnny's & Associates, inc., and she will also be leaving Johnny & Associates, Inc. next month.

Statement By American Honda Regarding Side Curtain Airbag Recall: 2015 Honda Crosstour

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Statement By Acura Regarding Parking Gear Recall: 2015 Acura Tlx V6

Photo Gallery : 2015 Acura TLXAcura will voluntarily recall approximately 9,500 model-year 2015 TLX V6 vehicles in the United States to inspect, and, if needed, replace the automatic transmission, free of charge. Manufacturing process issues could result in the 9-speed automatic transmission not properly shifting into Park after selecting the Park position. If the parking brake is not applied by the driver and the transmission cannot be shifted into Park, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Update Regarding Mitsubishi Motors Initiatives In Myanmar

Update Regarding Mitsubishi Motors Initiatives in MyanmarMitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (YSH) and First Myanmar Investment Co., Ltd (FMI) have been working together on building a service structure for inspection, maintenance, and repair of MMC brand vehicles in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar), following Myanmar's recent deregulation of automobile importation and in consideration of the many MMC brand vehicles already on the road there, distributed mainly through the country's used car market.

Historian Proposes New Theory Regarding 1613 Keicho Mission

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