Report on Ken Miyake and Junichi Okada, Members of V6 and artists of Johnny and Associates
We wish to report on V6’s Ken Miyake and Junichi Okada, artists of Johnny and Associates.
One of the agents working with V6 was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The members of V6 and the other agents also took PCR tests, and all of them tested negative. However, the infected agent had been accompanying Miyake and Okada individually in the two days before the day he began displaying symptoms. Considering the two artists could be considered to have been in close contact with the infected agent, we decided that Miyake and Okada should refrain from engaging in their activities until an official decision was made by the health center. For this reason, for the presentation ceremony for PCR testing equipment at the National Governors’ Association, in which V6 attended presenting on behalf of the Smile UP! Project team, four members of V6 have attended.
Now, with the health center’s official decision that Miyake and Okada were not categorized as persons who were in close contact with the infected agent, we have decided to permit the two artists to resume their activities as before.
We deeply apologize for any concern or inconvenience this may have caused.
Johnny & Associates will continue to endeavor to prevent infections and ensure safety.
October 7, 2020
Johnny & Associates