Johnny Kitagawa: J-pop agency's new boss Higashiyama also faces abuse allegations
However, on Thursday at a press conference announcing Julie Fujishima's departure and his appointment,
he was also faced with questions about his own reported abuse.
Journalists asked him if allegations published in a book saying he massaged the crotches of boys,
exposed his genitals and told them to "eat my sausage" were true.
He replied: "I don't remember clearly. Maybe it happened, maybe it didn't. I have trouble remembering."