Entertainers flocked to a memorial event in Tokyo on Wednesday for Johnny Kitagawa, founder of one of the country's most powerful talent agencies that produced an extensive array of well-known boy bands over half a century, who died of a stroke at the age of 87 on July 9.

The event held at Tokyo Dome was attended by personalities currently or formerly attached to the agency, such as Masahiko Kondo and Hiromi Go, as well as other celebrities including singer Akiko Wada and television personality Dewi Sukarno, widow of former Indonesian President Sukarno.

A telegram of condolence from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was also presented at the farewell ceremony for the mogul, whose real name was Hiromu Kitagawa.