Yesterday, Shibutani Subaru and Yasuda Shota of the popular group KanJani8 were detained by police. The reason behind their arrest was, according to one witness, "French" kissing in a clothing store located in the centre of Ueno.
"It was insane," the witness says, "at first I didn't recognize them but as the store clerk called the guards, I realized it really was the two of them!"
As Johnnys and Associates does not condone their members dating, they have withdrawn all of the groups goods from the Johnny's Shops all over Tokyo. However, when fans discovered what was going on, the agency received an unknown number of angry protests and a group of female fans also demonstrated outside the Johnny's Shop in Harajuku. Due to fan reaction, Johnny's are now possibly considering re-marketing the group towards the gay men in Japan.