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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 07:15

More Organizations Sever Ties with NGT48

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Japanese idol group NGT48 are facing PR crisis, even their staff's apologies failed to restore the group's image, more and more organizations have severed all ties to the group.

Niigata local organization Niigata Chamber of Commerce and Industry have removed Niigata Port Opening 150th Anniversary PR Movie Page ( 

LAWSON group who is running a campaign with NGT48, has removed NGT48 PR video from YouTube, though the official site still keep the campaign page.  

Ichimasa Kamaboko official site release a statement today (15 January 2019) that the enterprise have pulled off NGT48 CM, because they received the customers' comments, before knowing the fact, they decide to remove NGT48 members' CM.

Z-Kai release a statement that the company have no relation with Z Club (Note: Accordign to Shukan Bunshun, 2 Z Club members broke into Yamaguchi Maho's apartment on 8 December 2018). 

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  • Comment Link Joe Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:42 posted by Joe

    She probably should have centered that N shaped bread roll.

  • Comment Link Colin Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:10 posted by Colin

    I do think they are facing a crisis on different levels. I heard people say how much of a force they were. SSK, RH, that 2nd single are things people mentioned about how much of force they are. Now this is happening, I am not sure how they will bounce back, if they will. It depends on what the new management does.
    People really love the whole rise out of the ashes like a phoenix or bouncing back better than ever after something bad. I wonder if this will be the case. Personally, I'm not one of those people but I still wonder if they could pull this off.

  • Comment Link HartK Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:45 posted by HartK

    It's funny how people hate Ogiyuka for no reason. Being optimistic in this hard situation is better than apologizing for no reason. It's unfair to other members when a member's Scandal affects whole group image tho.

  • Comment Link don Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:19 posted by don

    she does look quite comfortable in this pose... dare I say a natural. :)

    in regards to the story, well at least management can't line their pockets with more revenue with all these weasels backing out. lets not kid ourselves the girls themselves we're probably getting 1 yen to every 100K Yen in advertising revenue.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:03 posted by Tuberose

    @Hartk it's not hate but more to disappointment. A wise person wouldn't said something 'selfish' (or maybe ignorant?) that only benefit herself, in this situation she should say things like "please believe in NGT" or something along that line. Being bright/optimistic is okay but what she said shows how dumb she is.
    Look at our legendary members the Kami7 or the captains (be it team or group's captains) or Sasshi-Yukirin-Jurina-Sakura that always told fans to believe not in them alone but the whole group.
    And no matter how hypocrite it sounds, Japanese can't tolerate bullying (the one that already got public's attention). This is why this scandal is big.

  • Comment Link candid Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:16 posted by candid

    You just called an innocent, hard-working and genki young idol 'selfish' and 'dumb' (and 'stupid' in an earlier comment) just for wanting to win 1st in SSK -that puts you in the category of a hater/anti. She didn't bully anyone and it's not her fault NGT is in this mess right now. Some other girls in 48group history have repeatedly trumpeted for years that they want 1st place at SSK (even when 48group was going through rough times), but you only pick on Ogiyuka for saying it ONE TIME. I think you are the last person who should be talking about hypocrisy and bullying.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:21 posted by Tuberose

    @candid Do you know that bullying is not just "hurting someone directly"? "Ignoring someone being bullied" also count as bullying. She's aware of the situation but she chose to ignored it and said sth 'selfish'. She was my oshi (before she said that), I loved her over-the-top genkiness (exactly if you look at my past comments you would see me supporting and complimenting her). However in this situation, she should be wiser and realised that she represented NGT as their highest ranked member. So yes, I don't feel bad using those three words to describe the current Ogiyuka because that's how I and many others see her now.
    Those some other girls are never the high ranked girls. Pay more attention to the whole 48G and you could see that top ranked members (or the captains) are always carrying their group on their shoulders not just their own ambition. This is why I called her stupid or dumb (should I add 'fool'?).
    Member like Sasshi was also in huge scandal but she kept working for HKT's sake, Jurina said about being No 1 the whole time but she also said she will bring SKE to top, same goes to Sakura who said she will crush AKB 'together with HKT', Acchan was hated by many because she's the forever-center but she still said don't hate AKB and many more. You see the difference?

  • Comment Link candid Thursday, 17 January 2019 05:46 posted by candid

    You're still singling out Ogiyuka for merely expressing what so many girls have expressed before, for having the same enthusiasm about sousenkyo like so many other girls. She works hard, is dedicated, loves her job and never complains. There's nothing wrong with being competitive and being an overachiever but instead you choose to try and use it against her. But you only pick on her, no other girls who are similar. And now you're even calling her a bully because she doesn't want to be involved in the mess she wasn't even a part of in the first place. So yeah you can try and deny it but you're just a hater trying to bring her down. Classic tall poppy syndrome. Go hate somewhere else, anti.

  • Comment Link Tuberose Friday, 18 January 2019 18:39 posted by Tuberose

    @candid: and who are those 'so many girls' that expressed their ambition to be no 1 (without including their group) during critical situation before? Would you mind giving me a list of their names with the critical situation theyre facing at the time they announced it? Im curious if there are any selfishly ambitious girl that I supported in such critical situation before.

    She doesn't want to be involved is the exact reason why I called her 'Selfish', the news blowed up yet she chose to ignore (wiser if she had no comment) and yes a bystander who aren't directly bullying but knows about it and didn't do anything to stop the bullying is also a passive bully.

    Anyway when did I deny that I'm NOW her anti? Yes I'm against her NOW, I think her action is unsuitable as the representative of NGT, and who knows I might like her again tomorrow if she ever changed for better but only if shes come back to her senses or prove sth.

    PS: I love how hypocritical you are ;)
    PPS: You know, like I love how you keeps calling me an anti when you're also an anti to a certain member. It feels good playing the nice guy aint it?
    PPPS: I've seen your comments about that certain member XOXO

  • Comment Link exNGT48fan Saturday, 19 January 2019 23:01 posted by exNGT48fan

    @candid you are deluded by your obsession with Ogiyuka. Her timing to announce her desire for #1 shows that she is either dumb or shady. In both cases, it was selfish and stupid! She is involved in this case whether you like it or not, and the only reason she’s able to perform with 48G is because of her agency. Just as how Nakai was never even slightly pushined or dropped after her dating scandal.

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