Actor and comic Hiroyuki Miyasako, who featured as supporting character Tsuyoshi Nagumo in Sega’s Yakuza 6: The Music of Life, has been suspended by his expertise company for an alleged hyperlink to an organised crime group. It’s reported that he, together with another comedians, had been entertainers at a celebration hosted by the group.
As noticed by VG24/7, the Japan Occasions experiences that Miyasako, together with 10 different actors additionally suspended by the Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. company, has lately been found to have attended a celebration hosted by a “purported organised crime group with out consulting with the corporate”. The company believes the comedians attended the celebration 5 years in the past and acquired cost from the group for entertaining.
The group in query are allegedly linked to cash switch fraud, in response to the company – nevertheless, it appears to be like just like the comedians weren’t conscious of this. The corporate states that whereas the actors “weren’t conscious it was a gathering hosted by an delinquent group”, it “nonetheless contemplate[s] it a really severe matter that they accepted cash from such a gaggle”.
The Japan Occasions experiences that Miyasako has publicly apologised for taking cost from the group: “I deeply remorse accepting the cash, even when it was not directly”.
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Nonetheless, it appears to be like like Japanese broadcasters have began responding to this challenge by reducing the scenes and taking down or placing the exhibits on hiatus by which the comedians function. Whether or not Sega will do the identical for Miyasako’s character in Yakuza 6 is unclear. Maybe if the sport makes it to PC, as indicated by a leak practically a yr in the past, Sega may determine to re-cast his half or lower out. We’ll simply have to attend to search out out if it does.