Johnny & Associates

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Johnny & Associates is a Japanese talent agency, formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1962, which trains and promotes groups of male entertainers known as Johnny's .wikipedia
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Johnny Kitagawa

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Johnny & Associates is a Japanese talent agency, formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1962, which trains and promotes groups of male entertainers known as Johnny's .
He is the founder and president of Johnny & Associates, a production agency for numerous popular boy bands in Japan.

Masahiko Kondō

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Since then Kitagawa has formed a number of successful acts, such as solo artist Masahiko Kondo, whose song, "Orokamono", won the 1987 Japan Record Award, and Hikaru Genji, the first Johnny group with three singles on the Japanese Oricon yearly chart in 1988.
Masahiko Kondō or Matchy is a Japanese singer, lyricist, actor, racing car manager and former semi-professional racing driver represented by Johnny & Associates.

Johnnys

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In 1962, Kitagawa launched his first group, Johnnys.
Johnnys was a Japanese boy band created by Johnny Kitagawa before the formation of the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates.

SMAP

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SMAP debuted in 1991, hosting television and radio shows, appearing in commercials and acting on television and film. Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
The group was created in 1988 by music producer Johnny Kitagawa, founder of Johnny & Associates, originally as a six-piece with Katsuyuki Mori, until his departure from the band in 1996.

Hey! Say! JUMP

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Later that year, Hey! Say! JUMP broke a record as the largest group to debut in Johnny's history, with ten members. Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
JUMP (HSJ or JUMP''') is a nine-member Japanese boy band under the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates.

Tomohisa Yamashita

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After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Johnny & Associates cancelled or postponed 18 concerts, including shows by Tomohisa Yamashita and Tackey & Tsubasa.
Yamashita joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates as a trainee in 1996 (age 11) and made his small acting debut for NHK's Shonentachi (1998) and has been active on Japanese TV since then.

Arashi

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Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
Arashi are a Japanese boy band consisting of five members formed under the Johnny & Associates talent agency.

Tokio (band)

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Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
Tokio is a Japanese rock/pop band formed by Johnny & Associates that debuted in 1994.

KinKi Kids

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Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
KinKi Kids is a Japanese duo consisting of Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto under the talent agency Johnny & Associates.

Oricon

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Since then Kitagawa has formed a number of successful acts, such as solo artist Masahiko Kondo, whose song, "Orokamono", won the 1987 Japan Record Award, and Hikaru Genji, the first Johnny group with three singles on the Japanese Oricon yearly chart in 1988.
In 2006, Oricon sued journalist Hiro Ugaya when he was quoted in a Saizo (or Cyso) magazine article as suggesting that Oricon was manipulating its statistics to benefit certain management companies and labels, specifically Johnny and Associates.

V6 (band)

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Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
V6 is a six-member Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates.

KAT-TUN

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Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
KAT-TUN is a Japanese boy band formed under Johnny & Associates (Johnny's) in 2001.

Hikaru Genji (band)

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Since then Kitagawa has formed a number of successful acts, such as solo artist Masahiko Kondo, whose song, "Orokamono", won the 1987 Japan Record Award, and Hikaru Genji, the first Johnny group with three singles on the Japanese Oricon yearly chart in 1988.
They were managed by Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates from 1987 to 1995.

Tackey & Tsubasa

After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami Johnny & Associates cancelled or postponed 18 concerts, including shows by Tomohisa Yamashita and Tackey & Tsubasa. Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
Tackey & Tsubasa were a Japanese idol duo consisting of Hideaki Takizawa and Tsubasa Imai from the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates.

Kis-My-Ft2

Kis-My-Ft2 is a seven-member Japanese boy band under Johnny & Associates.

Kanjani Eight

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Hey! Say! JUMP, SMAP, Tokio, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey and Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN and Johnny’s Juniors participated in the fundraiser, which included talk sessions and a cappella performances.
They are managed by the multimedia talent agency, Johnny & Associates, and signed to Imperial Records.

Keiichiro Koyama

Keiichiro Koyama is a Japanese musician and leader of the Johnny's Entertainment group NEWS.

Sexy Zone

Sexy Zone is a five-member Japanese boy band managed by Johnny & Associates, consisting of Shori Sato, Kento Nakajima, Marius Yo, Fuma Kikuchi and Sou Matsushima.

Satoshi Ohno

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Ohno began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1994 at the age of 13. He started an acting career in 1997 when he was cast to be part of the stage play Kyo to Kyo.

Shigeru Joshima

He is the leader and main guitarist of Tokio, a Johnny & Associates musical group.

Shunsuke Kazama

Shunsuke Kazama
Shunsuke Kazama is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer affiliated with Johnny & Associates.

King & Prince

King & Prince is a six-member Japanese idol group under Johnny & Associates that debuted in 2018.

Johnny's West

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The group's name comes from the fact that it originated within the Johnny's Entertainment talent agency, and that the members are from Kansai, the west region of Japan.

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Six years later, Four Leaves, a boy band created by the agency, became successful.
With the success of North American boy bands like New Kids on the Block in East Asia, Japanese entertainment company Johnny & Associates formed SMAP in 1992.

Four Leaves

Six years later, Four Leaves, a boy band created by the agency, became successful.
Four Leaves was a Japanese boy band from the talent agency Johnny & Associates.