Johnny & Associates has lifted its ban prohibiting media outlets from posting photos of its artists online.
The change in policy occurred on January 31. On this day, Kanjani8 member Ryo Nishikido participated in a press conference for his new movie "Hitsuji no Ki".
For the first time, media outlets digitally released photos from the press conference featuring a Johnny & Associates artist. Photos of these artists had only been available in an unofficial capacity before.
Specific changes to the policy included photos taken at press conferences, interviews, and stage greetings.
Official artist photos will still be restricted. Social media accounts for the artists will continue to exclude photos as well.