Tabloid Bunshun is reporting that top Johnny’s talent Tomohisa Yamashita and Kazuya Kamenashi took part in a drinking party at one of their favorite bars called “X” located in the special ward Minato. Earlier this year the two resumed activities as a unit, officially titled “Kame to YamaP” much to the excitement of fans.
Yamapi and Kame stayed at the bar until around 4:00AM. By 4:30 Yamapi parted ways with Kame, and took a taxi to a luxury hotel located in Tokyo. Yamapi checked in, and then an hour later at 5:30 AM a taxi arrived with a mystery woman who was Yamapi’s guest. Throughout his career Yamapi has mostly been able to avoid serious scandals, but there’s always been rumors of his dating life in the tabloids.
He has been linked to actresses Satomi Ishihara, Keiko Kitagawa, and Yu Abiru. Not too long ago he was linked to model and Terrace House cast member Niki Niwa. Even right when Yamapi officially debuted in NEWS he was linked to former singer Maki Goto.
The issue with this drinking party is that there was allegedly two minors that attended, models aged 17 and 18. The bigger issue is that Bunshun is claiming the girl that later linked up with Yamapi at the hotel is the 17-year-old that attended. In Japan anyone under 20 is considered a minor.
The drinking party took place on July 30th, and was attended by several “ordinary” men and women. Luxury champagne and tequila were liberally lined up across the bar tables. The 17-year-old model that allegedly met with Yamapi afterwards has over 50,000 follower on Instagram, and has made regular appearances on AbemaTV.
Yamapi and the mystery model stayed at the hotel for around 8 hours in total. At 1:00PM she was seen exiting the hotel for a taxi, and Yamapi was spotted leaving 5 minutes later.
This could bring legal trouble for Yamapi, as he could be violation of the “Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance Regarding the Healthy Development of Youths“, designed to mainly to promote protecting children from viewing 18+ media, this law also protects them from going out unless they received consent from their parents/guardians. There is also the legal issues of a 35-year-old possibly having intercourse with a 17-year-old.
When workers at the bar “X” were questioned they said that they, along with Yamapi and Kame, had no idea the girls were underage. The mystery models agency is said to be currently “confirming the facts” regarding the incident.