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  • Johnny Kitagawa's memorial service to be held at Tokyo Dome

    August 14, 2019 @ 2:56 am

    Johnny's & Associatespresident Johnny Kitagawa's memorial service will be held on September 4 at Tokyo Dome. Johnny passed away in his sleep on July 9 due to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm at the age of 86. Because many concerts held at Tokyo Dome were produced by Johnny, Johnny's & Associates met with the staff of Tokyo Dome many times until they agreed that the memorial be held there. The memorial will be separated into two parts; the first wi

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  • Upcoming 'MUSIC STATION' broadcast to make tribute to Johnny Kitagawa

    July 18, 2019 @ 3:17 am

    MUSIC STATION's July 19th broadcast will feature performances byKamenashi Kazuya,Kis-My-Ft2,Diamond?Yukai,HiHi Jets & Bishounen,Hinatazaka46,Porno Graffitti, andYamadera Koichi.The 90-minute program will have a feature onJohnny Kitagawa, who recently passed away on July 9. It will reflect on all of the artists Johnny produced fromKondo Masahikoback in 1980 toKing & Princewho debuted just last year. In addition, the Johnny's artists

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  • Johnny Kitagawa passes away at age 87

    July 9, 2019 @ 1:22 pm

    It's been reported thatJohnny's & AssociatespresidentJohnny Kitagawahas passed away on July 9th due to aruptured cerebral aneurysm. He was 87 years old.On June 18th, Kitagawa was reportedly rushed to the hospital after he lost consciousness. He was put on life support in the intensive care unit, but later transferred to the general ward where he spent his last days with Johnny's entertainers that came to visit him.According to the announc

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  • Johnny Kitagawa appoints Takizawa Hideki as successor of Johnny's & Associates?

    August 30, 2018 @ 3:18 am

    It's been reported that Johnny's & Associates president Johnny Kitagawa (86) has appointed Takizawa Hideki (36) as his successor. Takizawa joined Johnny's in 1995 when he was 13 years old. Since then, he had been in the favor of the president. Even after he debuted as Tackey and Tsubasa with Imai Tsubasa, Takizawa had continued to star in stage plays directed by Johnny Kitagawa himself. He now directs 'Takizawa K

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  • NHK World TV to feature "JOHNNY's World"

    January 24, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    On January 23rd, it was reported that Johnny & Associates president Johnny Kitagawa will be making his TV debut on NHK World through a special program titled 'JOHNNY'S World: Top of the J-Pops'. The program will introduce backstage footage of the stage performance, 'JOHNNY's World', as well as an interview with Kitagawa himself. The interview was conducted over-the-shoulder and will not show his face. NHK explained that while Kitaga

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  • Johnny Kitagawa sets another Guinness World Records

    November 21, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    On November 19, it was announced thatJohnny's Entertainment founder Johnny Kitagawa (81) has been certified by the Guinness World Records for "producing the most number of artists who have claimed number 1 on music charts." This is Johnny's 3rd Guinness World Records award as he previously received awards for "most No.1 singles produced by an individual" and "most concerts produced by an individual" last September. In total, Johnny ha

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  • Johnny's Jimusho to produce a Chinese idol group

    May 3, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    On May 3rd, it was reported that the entertainment company Johnny's Jimusho will produce a Chinese idol group. The president of the company, Johnny Kitagawa announced the news and his plans to debut the new group in November at Hey! Say! JUMP's stage play, 'JOHNNY'S World', at the Empire Theater in Tokyo. Kitagawa commented "I want to produce a local Chinese idol group, and I also want to hold an audition in China. I haven't decided how ma

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  • Johnny Kitagawa to direct new musical starring Hey! Say! JUMP

    March 24, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    It was announced that new musical "JOHNNY'S World" which will be produced, and directed by the president of Johnny & Associates Inc.,Johnny Kitagawa, will be played at Imperial Garden Theater during the months of November and December. Hey! Say! JUMP will be starring in it, and 100 others including Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone, A.B.C - Z, and Johnny's Jr. will also be making appearance. The stage play will consist of two parts; the first pa

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  • Johnny's group A.B.C-Z to debut next year?

    November 8, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    On November 6th, Johnnys Jr. group A.B.C-Z held their first one-man concert at Tokyos Yoyogi National Stadium for 26,000 fans. The group announced that next February, they would be hosting a show at Nissay Theater in Tokyo. The play, titled ABC-za Star Kouen, was written and directed by Johnny Kitagawa (80) himself and is said to be an entertaining show that will feature singing and acrobatics. Kawai Fumito (24) commented, We want to

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  • Johnny Kitagawa to reveal his face through Guinness World Record!

    September 24, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

    On September 24th, it was revealed that Johnnys Entertainment president Johnny Kitagawa (79) accepted an interview regarding his two Guinness World Record awards that he recently received and announced, As a Guinness World Record holder, I want to have a show in Las Vegas. Regarding his two awards as most No.1 singles produced by an individual, he unveiled, Of course, as [a label with] no.1 in the world, I am happy. Johnny Kitag

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