Talent at Japan's biggest agency forced to pledge not to work with organized crime groups



- Yoshimoto Kogyo is Japan's largest agency and specializes in comedians,

- it has branched out into film production and expanded overseas,

- it signed a tie-up with CAA and a content deal with Netflix,

- it suspended 15 of its comedians for attending parties held by criminal groups,

- the agency wants to make its entire roster of more than 6,000 entertainers sign pledges that they won't do any work related to organized crime groups.

source: twitter