In the Japanese Noodle Cart October 2020, I wrote about his departure from the agency he had been with for 24 years.
Yamashita Tomohisa left Johnny & Associates on October 31, 2020, after spending 24 years with the company, having started when he was 11.
His words to his fans were translated and trended across Twitter so I do not know exactly who to credit for them (here was where I saw it)
Fans were shocked when he was allowed to have a public Twitter account, which had previously been banned by the company. In fact, all SNS had been prohibited by the company.
He has now established his own website:
And official YouTube channel:
On his channel, he asks international fans to be a little patient to wait for the rollout of Club9 for everyone.
Stay up to date with him by following his Official Staff Twitter!