Music Jul 10, 2019

Japanese artists mourn death of Johnny Kitagawa

The entertainment industry on Wednesday mourned the death of Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of one of Japan's most powerful talent agencies, which shot a long line of boy bands to fame over a period of more than half a century. "He's like a father to ...

National / Media | MEDIA MIX May 10, 2014

Brush up on pop idol feuds before the exam

by Philip Brasor

Last month, Meiji University's law department announced it would offer a social-psychology course on the boy band Arashi. The syllabus includes lectures about the group's individual members; its work in TV dramas and advertising; and the "culture of Johnny's Jimusho," Arashi's powerful production company. ...