Johnny’s Entertainment

Johnny’s Entertainment
Johnny's Entertainment (logo)

Johnny’s Entertainment (logo)

PROFILE
Name : Johnny’s Entertainment, Inc
Japanese name : Kabushikigaisha Johnny’s Entertainment (株式会社ジャニーズ・エンタテイメント)
President : Mary Kitagawa
Founded : February 14, 1997
Adress : 1-19-11 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0041
Johnny’s Entertainment is a record maker established on February 14, 1997. It is known as JE and Entertainment.
Trivia
  • The first released single was KinKi Kids’ debut CD, Garasu no Shonen.
  • Participation in Japan Record Association since April 1, 2000.
  • Began active in intertational since May 2003.
Artist
Special
DVD
  • [1998.01.01] Johnny’s Fantasy KYO TO KYO
  • [1998.07.29] Johnny’s Jr Sugao (Johnny’s Jr)
  • [1999.09.22] Johnny’s Jr Sugao 2 (Johnny’s Jr)
  • [2000.02.25] Johnny’s Jr “Tokkyu (109) Concert Tokyo Dome ni Dai Shugo!!!” (Johnny’s Jr)
  • [2001.02.14] Johnny’s Jr Sugao 3 (Johnny’s Jr)
  • [2003.04.09] Never Ending Spirit 1997-2003 (J-FRIENDS)
  • [2005.10.29] Okyakusama wa Kamisama – Concert 55 Man Nin Ai no Request ni Kotaete!!(KAT-TUN)
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J Storm

J Storm
J Storm

J Storm (logo)

PROFILE
Name : J Storm, Inc
Japanese name : Kabushikigaisha J Storm  (株式会社ジェイ・ストーム)
Founded : November 12, 2001
Adress : Miyama’s Tower 2F, 10-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0002
J Storm is a record maker and movie production company established on November 12, 2001. This company also has subsidiaries, those are J-One Records and INFINITY RECORDS.
J-One Records is KAT-TUN’s private label under J Storm. It intoduced for the first time in March 2006.
INFINITY RECORDS (インフィニティ・レコーズ) is Kanjani8’s private label under J Storm. This group transferred from Imperial Records to INFINITY RECORDS since August, 2014.
 
Trivia
  • The first released single was Arashi’s 7th single, a Day in Our Life on February 6, 2002. Arashi was transfered from Pony Canyon.
  • TOKIO was transfered from Universal J. Their first single was released by J Storm is their 40th single, Amagasa/Akireru Kurai Bokura wa Negaou on September 3, 2008.
  • J Storm also release CD drama soundtrack and movie, concert and stage play.
  • The first single was released under INFINITY RECORDS is Kanjani8’s 30th single, Atta Janaika/CloveR.
Artist
J Storm
J-One Records
INFINITY RECORDS
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Johnny Kitagawa

Johnny Kitagawa (ジャニー喜多川)
Johnny Kitagawa

Johnny Kitagawa

PROFILE
Birthname : Kitagawa Hiromu (喜多川 擴)
Other name : John Hiromu Kitagawa
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthdate : October 23, 1931
Johnny Kitagawa is a founder and president of Johnny & Associates. He is also a promotor and producer.
Trivia
  • His father, Kitagawa Taido, is the third director of the Koyasan Buddhist Temple in Little Tokyo.
  • His older sister, Mary Kitagawa, is a vice president of Johnny & Associates and president of Johnny’s Entertainment.
  • His niece, Fujishima Julie Keiko, is president of J Storm.
  • His older brother was a scientiest who designed Apollo in NASA.
  • His mother was dead in USA when he was a child.
  • Was born and raised in California until High School.
  • After Pasific War, he, his older brother, his older sister and his father went to Japan by ship on June 18, 1942.
  • They lived in Wakayama in the same year.
  • Was back to Los Angeles in 1945 and entered local high school.
  • Had a part-time job as music maker assistant in Ernie Pyle Theater.
  • Good friend with Hibari Misora, who perormanced in USA with her adoptive parents.
  • Graduated from Los Angeles City College, same as Mary Kitagawa, in 1952.
  • After graduated, he was working as a Criminal Investigation Command (CID) at United States Embassy in Japan.
  • Mastered Korean.
  • Also graduted from Sophia University (interational college of liberal arts) in 1955.
  • Became a coach of baseball league team in Washington Apartement House in Yoyogi. This team called as “Johnny’s”. They also practiced in Rikkyo University field in Ikebukuro.
  • Chosed four members of his baseball team to took them to movie theater to watched “Westside Story.” Then, he dicided to built an entertainment bussiness.
  • Formed first group in April, 1962 named Johnny’s.
  • Found Johnny & Associates in June, 1962. Then registered it on January 30, 1975. He was helped by Mary Kitagawa.
  • Often called his talents with “YOU” and “YOUtachi” despite of Japanese. But only one person who didn’t call with “YOU”, he is Yokoyama Yu. He called him with “Yoko”.
  • His talents call him “Johnny-san” or “Sacho”.
  • His unique slang often become title of shows features Johnny’s talents such as YOUtachi!, YOUtachi ~Johnny’s Jr No.1 Ketteisen~ and YOU Conte Shichainai yo!
  • Known as a person who never appeared in a public and never permits his photograph to be taken. He thinks that he is not a performer so he not should be appeared.
  • For the first time, he appeared in NHK’s TV Show, JOHNNY’S World: Top of the J-Pops on January 27, 2013. Althought, he was interviewed but his face was not on screen.
  • His photograph was also taken for recieving a prize occasion including Guiness Books of World Records.
  • In 2003, he was recieving a special prize from Kikuta Kazuo. But, he let Domoto Koichi went to the award ceremony.
  • He was receiving three Guiness of World Records. Those are as the most no.1 single producer and the most concerts producer in 2011. Then, the most no.1 ats producers in 2012.
  • Always in the venue to see audiens reaction during the concerts, stage plays and shows.
  • Do something that never seen before. He combines Japanese pop music and broadway.
  • Gives name for all Johnny’s groups and units.
  • Very closed with his talents. He often go to rehearsal and bring foods for all. Even Arioka Daiki talked by phone to him like friend.
  • Phoned the talents by himself to go to audition.
Achievement
Guinness of World Records
  • The Most No. 1 Singles Produced by an Individial is 232, achieved by Johnny Kitagawa (Japan) who produced tracks by over 40 of Japan’s best-selling artists from 28 October 1974 to 15 March 2010
  • The Most Concerts Produced by an Individual, having put on an amazing 8,419 shows between 2000 and 2010
  • The Most No. 1 Acts Produced by an Individual, is 35 all produced by Johnny Kitagawa (Japan) as of 24 September 2012. The three newest acts to reach #1 are Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone and A.B.C-Z.
Media Appearances
Special TV Show
  • [2013.01.27] JOHNNY’S World: Top of the J-Pops (NHK World)
Radio Show
  • [2015.01.01] Crossover Talk with Yukio Ninagawa (NHK Radio)

 

Johnny’s Shop

Johnny’s Shop
Johnny's Shop (logo)

Johnny’s Shop (logo)

 Johnny’s Harajuku (ジャニーズ原宿店)
  • Address: 1-14-21 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 (Il Salice Building, 1F)
  • Telp: 03-5474-2034
  • Open hour: 10:00 – 19:00
  • Access: Use the Omotesando Exit at Harajuku Station. Walk straight for approximately 10 m and check the area map sign on the left.
Johnny's Shop Map Harajuku

Johnny’s Shop Map Harajuku

Johnny’s Osaka (ジャニーズ大阪店)
  • Address: 1-12-8 Nishi- Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0086 (DaibiKenchiku Building 1F)
  • Telp: 06-6243-2220
  • Open hour: 10:30 – 18:30 (weekdays), 10:00 – 19:00 (weekends).
  • Closed: second Saturday, Sunday and Holiday.
  • Access: Take the Subway Midosuji Line and get off at Shinsaibashi Station. The shop is a 3 minute walk from exit 8.
Johnny's Shop Map Osaka

Johnny’s Shop Map Osaka

Johnny’s Nagoya (ジャニーズ名古屋店)
  • Address: 3-17-6 Marunouchi, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0002 (Nakatou Marunouchi Building 1F)
  • Telp: 052-212-7854
  • Open hour: 10:30 – 18:30 (closed on Wednesday)
  • Access: Take either Subway Meijo Line or Sakura-dori Line and get off at Hisaya-odori Station. The shop is a 4 minute walk from exit 1 via Otsu-dori Street.
Johnny's Shop Map Nagoya

Johnny’s Shop Map Nagoya

Johnny’s Fukuoka (ジャニーズ福岡店)
  • Address: 3-15-17 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001 (Santen Dai-Ni Building 2F)
  • Telp: 092-716-3970
  • Open hour: 10:30 – 18:30 (closed on Wednesday)
  • Access: Take the Subway Kuko Line and get off at Tenjin Station. Exit the central ticket gate and walk through Tenjin Chika Gai (Tenchika) in the Showa Dori direction. The shop is a 5 minute walk from west exit 1. (By Bus) Please take the Nishitetsu Bus and
    get off at Shoppaazu-Mae or Tenjin Kita. The shop is a 5 minute walk from each bus stop.
Johnny's Shop Map Fukuoka

Johnny’s Shop Map Fukuoka

Johnny’s Arashiyama (ジャニーズ嵐山店 )
  • The shop was closed down.
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Shimada Jun

Shimada Jun (島田純)
Shimda Jun

Shimda Jun

PROFILE
Birthdate : December 24, 1964
Bloodtype : A
Height : 164 cm
 
Shimda Jun was female model, talent and gravure idol. She became second female who joined Johnny & Associates.
Trivia
  • In 1970 she became Miss Universe Japan. Then on June, she was going to Miami, USA to participated in 19th Miss Universe. Placed 4th place in general and priced as “The best swimsuit”.
  • Had a short hair, the rare thing for beauty peagant.
  • Married with, Aoyama Takashi, a member of Four Leaves in 1977. The wedding ceremony held in Los Angeles, USA. But after has teo children they divorced.
  • The oldest son, Kazumasa Shiroshita, is active as guitarist with name “KAZU”.

Fujishima Julie Keiko

Fujishima Julie Keiko (藤島ジュリー景子)
Fujishima Julie Keiko
Fujishima Julie Keiko
PROFILE
Other Name : Fujishima Julie, JULIE K
Birthplace : Tokyo, Japan
Birthdate : July 20, 1966
Mother : Mary Kitagawa
Father : Fujishima Taisuke
Uncle : Johnny Kitagawa
Fujishima Julie Keiko is a vice president of Johnny & Associated. She is also president director of J Storm and Unison.
Trivia
  • Junior High School: Nishimachi International School
  • High School: she followed her father to USA
  • College: The same college as his uncle, Johnny Kitagawa.
  • Is a former actrees and talent since he was 6 years old. She used name Fujishima Keiko.
  • Her father was a Tokyo Shinbun reporter and a writer.
  • Was a stylist of Johnnys’ talent used named Fujishima Julie and JULIE K.
  • Called “Mini Mary” because the negotiation style same as his mother.
  • The owner of race horse qualification, Nippon Chuo Keibakai (JRA), the race horse’ name “Edonotaikun”,  “Best of Julie”, “Julie Star”, “Be My Romeo” (purchased it for 28 million yen), “Go to the Top” and “My Happiness”.
  • She is managing some Johnny’s groups.
Participation
Album
  • [1973.07.21] Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo (Four Leaves)
Musical
  • [1973] Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi wo (with Four Leaves)
  • [xxxx] Ohayou! Kodomo Show Pocket Musical (with JJS)
Media Apperance
Drama
  • [1977] Chiisana Superman Ganbaron
  • [1979] 3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei Season 1
  • [1980] 3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei Season 2
  • [1981] Meiken Goro no Ai
  • [1982] 3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei SP
Variety Show
  • Ohayou! Kodomo Show
  • HOT-TV (1980)

Mary Kitagawa

Mary Kitagawa (メリー喜多川)
PROFILE
Current Name : Fujishima Mary Yasuko (藤島メリー泰子)
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthdate : December 25, 1926
Husband : Fujishima Taisuke
Daughter : JULIE K
Brother : Johnny Kitagawa
Mary Kitagawa is a vice president of Johnny & Associates. She is also president of Johnny’s Entertainment.
Trivia
  • College: Los Angeles City College
  • Oldest daughter of Kitagawa Taido, the third director of Koyasan Buddist Temple in Little Tokyo.
  • Has three younger brother, one of them is Johnny Kitagawa.
  • After Pacific war, she was back to Japan on June 18, 1942 by ship. Then lived in Wakayama, Osaka. She participated in Osaka Sochiku Shojo Kagekidan (Girl Opera).
  • Ever schooled at Wakayama University but left on July 9, 1945 because the college burnt out.
  • After end of war, she went to US with her three younger brothers. Then graduated from Los Angeles City College.
  • In 1952, she and Johnny Kitagawa was back to Japan.
  • She opened counter bar named “Spot”. Then, she married with Fujishima Taisuke, one of visitor of her bar. Fujishima Taisuke was a Tokyo Shinbun repoter and a writer.
  • Fujishima Julie Keiko is a one only child of her.
  • After Johnny Kitagawa founded Johnny & Associates, in June, 1962. She closed her bar and joined as accunting of the office.
  • She was a stylist of Four Leaves.
  • She manages the whole coorporate management of Johnnys

Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records (Logo)

Guinness World Records (Logo)

Johnny Kitagawa as founder, executive producer and president of Johnny & Associated has been running in Entertainment industry since 1962. The highest achievement he got is 3 Guinness World Records.
According to Guinness World Records News, Johnny Kitagawa is the most prolific idol band producer in the world. These amazing records are result of running top in the industry for over 50 years, an unprecedented phenomenon not only in Japan but in the world.
For celebrated these records he held stage play, JOHNNYS’ World in 2011 to 2012 and JOHNNYS’ World no Kansashai in TOKYO DOME on March 2013 features Hey! Say! JUMP, A.B.C-Z, Sexy Zone and 350 Johnny’s Jr.
The Records
  • The Most No. 1 Singles Produced by an Individial is 232, achieved by Johnny Kitagawa (Japan) who produced tracks by over 40 of Japan’s best-selling artists from 28 October 1974 to 15 March 2010
  • The Most Concerts Produced by an Individual, having put on an amazing 8,419 shows between 2000 and 2010
  • The Most No. 1 Acts Produced by an Individual, is 35 all produced by Johnny Kitagawa (Japan) as of 24 September 2012. The three newest acts to reach #1 are Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone and A.B.C-Z.
List of the No. 1 Acts
  1. [1974.10.28] Go Hiromi – Yoroshiku Aishuu (よろしく哀愁)
  2. [1980.09.29] Tahara Toshihiko – Hattoshite! Good (ハッとして!Good)
  3. [1980.12.22] Kondo Masahiko – Sneaker Blues (スニーカーぶる~す)
  4. [1984.04.09] Shibugakitai – Katsu! (喝! )
  5. [1985.12.23] Shounentai – Kamen Butokai (仮面舞踏会)
  6. [1987.08.31] Hikaru GENJI – STAR LIGHT
  7. [1988.09.05] Otokogumi – DAYBREAK
  8. [1994.03.21] SMAP – Hey Hey Ooki ni Maido Ari (Hey Hey おおきに毎度あり)
  9. [1996.02.26] V6 – MADE IN JAPAN
  10. [1997.07.28] KinKi Kids – Garasu no Shonen (硝子の少年)
  11. [1998.02.02] J-FRIENDS –  Ashita ga Kikoeru/Children’s Holiday (明日が聴こえる/Children’s Holiday)
  12. [1999.11.15] Arashi  – A・RA・SHI
  13. [2000.08.28] Shingo Mama – Shingo Mama no Oha Rock (慎吾ママのおはロック)
  14. [2001.06.11] TOKIO – Message (メッセージ)
  15. [2002.06.10] Domoto Tsuyoshi – Machi ( 街)
  16. [2003.11.24] Tackey & Tsubasa – Yume Monogatari (夢物語)
  17. [2004.03.22] &G (Inagaki Goro) – Wonderful Life
  18. [2004.05.24] NEWS – Kibou ~Yell (希望~Yell~)
  19. [2004.10.04] Kanjani8 – Naniwa Iroha Bushi (浪花いろは節)
  20. [2005.02.07] Toraji・Haiji – Fantastipo (ファンタスティポ)
  21. [2005.11.14] Shuji to Akira – Seishun Amigo (青春アミーゴ)
  22. [2006.04.03] KAT-TUN – Real Face
  23. [2006.06.12] Yamashita Tomohisa – Daite Senorita (抱いてセニョリータ)
  24. [2006.09.11] GYM – Fever to Future (フィーバーとフューチャー)
  25. [2007.01.01] Tegomasu – Miso Soup (ミソスープ)
  26. [2007.08.13] Hey! Say! 7 – Hey! Say!
  27. [2007.11.26] Hey! Say! JUMP – Ultra Music Power
  28. [2008.04.07] 20th Century – Ore Janakya, Kimi Janakya (オレじゃなきゃ、キミじゃなきゃ)
  29. [2008.05.12] Domoto Koichi – No more
  30. [2009.01.19] Takizawa Hideaki – Ai Kakumei (愛・革命)
  31. [2009.07.27] NYC – Akuma no Koi (悪魔な恋)
  32. [2009.12.07] LANDS – BANDAGE
  33. [2011.03.14] Akanishi Jin – Eternal
  34. [2011.08.22] Kis-My-Ft2 – Everybody Go
  35. [2011.11.28] Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone

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Gallery
SUMMARY 2011

Hey! Say! JUMP and Johnny’s Jr in SUMMARY 2011

Hey! Say! JUMP, A.B.C-Z and Sexy Zone with Frank Foley, Chairman of Guinness World Records

Hey! Say! JUMP, A.B.C-Z and Sexy Zone with Frank Foley, Chairman of Guinness World Records

Guiness World Records Certificate (The Most No. 1 Single)

Guinness World Records Certificate (the most no. 1 singles)

Guinness World Records Certificate (the most concerts produced)

Guinness World Records Certificate (the most concerts produced)

Guinness World Records Certificate (the most #1 acts)

Guinness World Records Certificate (the most #1 acts)

JOHNNYS' World

JOHNNYS’ World (poster)

JOHNNYS' World no Kansashai in TOKYO DOME (DVD Cover)

JOHNNYS’ World no Kansashai in TOKYO DOME (DVD Cover)