The Most Powerful Man in J-Pop’s Sex-Abuse Scandal, Explained

Johnny Kitagawa’s death in 2019 made front-page news. Photo: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

For decades, Johnny Kitagawa’s name was synonymous with success. His talent agency Johnny & Associates, more commonly known as Johnny’s, launched Japan’s most famous boy bands. He was undeniably the most powerful man in Japan’s entertainment industry — before his death in 2019, Kitagawa held the Guinness World Records for the most No. 1 artists, the most No. 1 singles, and the most concerts produced by an individual. Yet over the course of his long career, Kitagawa also faced allegations that he groomed

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