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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 14:56

Johnny's founder Mr. H. Kitagawa Passes Away

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Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates founder and president Mr. Johnny H. Kitagawa has passed away today after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Johnny H. Kitagawa was 87 years old.

Mr. Johnny Hiromu Kitagawa (John Hiromu Kitagawa) is a Japanese-American businessman and talent manager. He is the founder and president of Johnny & Associates, a production agency for numerous popular boy bands in Japan, including Tanokin Trio, Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Arashi, Kanjani8, V6, NEWS and KAT-TUN. Mr. Johhny H. Kitagawa is regarded as one of the most powerful figures in the Japanese entertainment industry. 

Original source: The Asahi Shimbun

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  • Comment Link Tuberose Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:55 posted by Tuberose

    He was the man behind all those women's hysterical screams. May his soul rest in peace.

  • Comment Link don Tuesday, 09 July 2019 19:12 posted by don

    I find all the Johnny's boy bands annoying at best, but absolutely no denying Johnny Kitagawa's work ethic and genius in producing music and stars that have been loved for decades

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