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Yamapi’s sister denies she was sexually harassed

22:36 JST August 30, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tomohisa Yamashita’s sister Rina Yamashita (22) has left her post as a former minister’s secretary but denies it was because she was sexually harassed, Ms Yamashita wrote on her blog on August 27.

Banner to Rina Yamashita's official blog

Ms Yamashita is a former gravure idol, also famous among Johnny’s fans as NEWS member Tomohisa Yamashita’s little sister.  Although she had tried to pursue a career as a TV announcer during university, Ms Yamashita quit the entertainment industry after graduating.  Recently she had gotten the attention of the media after becoming a secretary to former minister Kunio Hatoyama.

Last week, gossip magazine Friday and several sports newspapers had reported that Ms Yamashita had quit her job at the end of July after Mr Hatoyama’s son, Taro Hatoyama, had made sexual remarks about her.

On her blog, Ms Yamashita made the following entry:

(A number of you may already know from the various magazines and newspapers, but I have quit my office job!!)

(But it’s not because of some lame excuse like I wasn’t getting enough days off, I’ve watched my family work 24 hours a day without taking any days off)


(and it is certainly not because I was sexually harassed!)


(I have not read any of the stories so don’t know the details, but they are completely fabricated, and I cannot help but wonder why such stories have come out when they’ll only cause the office trouble)

(It is simply impossible to think that a candidate who is putting his life into an election would commit sexual harassment)

(Everyone was putting all of their effort into the election.  I was supporting it all and I still do support them.)


(I feel deeply sorry to the representatives, Taro-san, and the staff at the office for this story.  I didn’t want to cause any more trouble!!)”

If you would like to visit Ms Yamashita’s blog, here is the link: http://ameblo.jp/rina-maharo2/

  1. kisha
    23:19 JST September 3, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    Yamapi’s family is truley amazing pushing through when people make false claims about situations.

    • 10:32 JST September 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM

      @kisha: Sometimes I admire Yamapi for all of the crap he has put up with over the years since he joined Johnny’s as a kid (a very cute kid too).

      Thanks for your comment (^-^)/

      Momo xoxo

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