Japanese management company official fired over poor management of NGT48 pop idol Maho Yamaguchi’s home assault case

An official from the management company of Japanese idol group AKB48 and its spinoff groups has been replaced, amid condemnation over the company’s tepid handling of a case of home assault against one of its singers.
AKS announced a change in personnel and apologised five days after Maho Yamaguchi, a 23-year-old member of NGT48, revealed she had been squeezed in the face by two intruders at her home last year on December 8. Despite being the victim, Maho Yamaguchi was made to apologise…