The Johnny & Associates agency (Johnny’s) announced on Friday that the contract between Yuya Tegoshi from the four-member NEWS idol group and Johnny’s has been canceled.
The NEWS group formed in 2003 with nine members, but took a hiatus in 2006 when two of its members were accused of underage drinking in 2005 and 2006.
Johnny’s announced on May 26 that Tegoshi would go on hiatus from the entertainment industry.
The announcement added that the company had been advising Tegoshi to be careful with his actions, but that he “failed to understand.”
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