Johnny’s Entertainment

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Actor and Dreamboat, Matsumoto Jun

Matsumoto Jun, also affectionately known as “Matsujun” to his fans, is a talented actor, singer, and member of the nationally famous J-pop boy band, Arashi. He gained popularity with the hit high school romance series, Hana Yori Dango, or Boys Over Flowers in English, and continues to make fans give dreamy sighs when he appears…

Kamenashi Kazuya and Yamashita Tomohisa’s Tandem Is Back for a New Song and Drama!

It’s been 12 years since Nobuta wo Produce (野ブタ。をプロデュース) aired. It is a drama that centers around shy high school student, Nobuko Kotani (小谷信子), with her friends Shuji Kiritani (桐谷修二) and Akira Kusano (草野彰) who work together in their attempts to make Kotani more appealing and popular. The drama stars Horikita Maki (堀北真希), Kamenashi Kazuya…

Love Arashi? One of Their Members is Going to Star in This New J-Drama!

Arashi (嵐) is a popular idol group of singers under Johnny’s Entertainment. Did you know that one of their members, Aiba Masaki (相葉雅紀), is set to star in a primetime drama on Fuji TV (フジテレビ) this spring 2017? This drama will also serve as a celebration of Fuji TV’s 30th year anniversary of Getsu9 (月9).…

Fall in Love with Japanese Actor Ikuta Toma and 2 of His Greatest Works!

Japanese people love to find something new and follow trends. Their keen eyes are also on new celebrities including singers, bands, actors, actresses, models, and comedians. You might have seen on Japanese TV programs or in Japanese magazines news on newcomers who give shy smiles to the audience. On the other hand, due to the…

Take a Look at KAT-TUN’s Ten Years as a Johnny’s Idol Group!

KAT-TUN celebrated their 10th year debut anniversary last March 22, 2016. In spite of losing three members, the remaining members celebrated their anniversary by having a live concert called “KAT-TUN 10th Anniversary Live Tour ’10Ks!’” The word “10Ks” is a short term for “thanks.” KAT-TUN wanted to convey their heartfelt thanks to the “Hyphens,” their…

Face Scanning Technology Used at Arashi Concert for the First Time

Before Arashi (嵐)’s Japonism Show concert tour on the 23rd of April, 2016, Johnny & Associates (the company that manages the idol band Arashi) announced that face scanning technology would be used. The idea being that the faces of fans would be scanned prior to entry, and Arashi is the first male idol band in…

KAT-TUN Announce Their Plans For Hiatus

As announced on November 25, Taguchi Junnosuke will be the third member of KAT-TUN to leave the group as well as Johnny & Associates. On February 13, the three remaining members announced that KAT-TUN will be on a hiatus to “recharge energy” after the final performance in Tokyo Dome of the tour called KAT-TUN 10TH…

Popular Boy Band KAT-TUN Loses a Member Again

Do you like boy bands? And are you into J-pop? Then you have most certainly heard of the many boy bands that have been made big by record label Johnny & Associates. Known for having a great taste for pretty boys, Johnny’s label has already been making unknown young, good-looking boys into superstars since 1962.…

Super-Group SMAP to Break Up After 28 Years of Success

It has been reported by media outlets in Japan that super-group SMAP will break up after more than 28 years together. The reason for the breakup is that three of the group members will be leaving their agency, Johnny and Associates. Kimura Takuya (木村拓哉) and Nakai Masahiro (中居正広) will remain with the agency, while Katori…

All About Japanese Boy Band Arashi and Their Members

The moment you arrived at the airport, you saw these 5 people at the Japan Tourism billboard. Then you saw them again in some beer advertisements. When you switched on the TV, there they were again on a game show. Then you walked into the music store, and you saw these people again on the…
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