Namie Amuro is pleading with the media to respect the privacy of her family and staff following her retirement announcement.
In a post made on social media, Amuro thanked people for their support, but warned that coverage of those close to her has become excessive.
"There has been excessive coverage every day from the media, including of my family members who lead private lives, from the homes of my staff, my workplace and more...Please stop the excessive coverage of my family and staff," the singer said.
Netizens showed their support for Amuro, indicating their desire to respect her wishes.
Amuro has been a hot topic over the past week following her announcement that she will be retiring from the music industry in 2018. While increased coverage of the singer is to be expected, Amuro hopes the the media will respect boundaries in their reporting.