Takizawa Hideaki has resigned from his position as CEO of Johnny's Island. He has been succeeded by Inohara Yoshihiko (20th Century).
In mid-September, Takizawa expressed his wishes to resign from his position. Although they didn't want to let him go, they respected his firm determination and approved his resignation. No reasons were given for Takizawa's resignation.
Takizawa was appointed CEO of Johnny's Island after retiring from showbiz in December of 2018. As CEO, he has trained Johnny's Jr. members, produced groups such as Snow Man and SixTONES, and has been involved with stage directing.
Inohara was appointed as a the succeeding CEO as the late Johnny Kitagawa wanted someone with Johnny's Jr. experience to nurture Johnny's Jr. members. On Inohara, who joined at the age of 12, has experience in Johnny's Jr. and V6, and a father of two children, the company commented, "From his deep understanding of children who grew up with different values than our times, and the way he raises his children, we expect that he will listen to the Jr. members and expand their abilities."
Inohara plans to carry out his activities as a talent and take on the role of CEO at the same time. One of his first jobs will be supporting Higashiyama Noriyuki and KinKi Kids' Domoto Koichi in producing the stage show 'JOHNNYS’ World ~Next Stage~' which will take place on January 1 at Tokyo’s Imperial Theatre.