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12:43 pm - 11/28/2012

Julie Keiko Fujishima will be the next President of Johnny & Associates!?

(pic was taken several years ago)

On Nov 26, the artist lineup for the 63rd NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen has been announced.  With the addition of Kanjani8 to Kohaku along with SMAP, TOKIO, Arashi and NYC, a pattern of who is in control has been established.

Kis-My-ft2 and Sexy Zone are the 2 newly debuted groups last year but it's Kanjani8 who celebrated their 8th anniversary this year that had a very busy and successful year with concerts, dramas, Eight Ranger movie, CD releases, TV shows.

The crescendo success of Kanjani8 is credited to Julie Keiko Fujishima, currently Vice President but is now seen as the future President of J&A.  TOKIO and Arashi are groups that are under Julie faction and this year Kanjani8 has joined Julie faction also.

Ever since the beginning of the year,  Kanjani 8 and Arashi have been linked together in TV shows and magazine appearances, this year end Kohaku event is to cap off a successful year.  (weekly entertainment reporter).

However, it is unusual for NHK to invite that many Johnny's groups to attend Kohaku.  Arashi is the host so their appearance is a must.  Low sales TOKIO should be cut but they're still there.  SMAP is under Iijima's faction.  NYC is under Johnny Kitagawa.  And now, Kanjani8 has been added to the lineup with the other 4.

Three of the 5 groups who will be participatimg are under Julie's faction. It's just to show Julie is certainly in charge of a new system in Johnny's.

Source: johnnys-watcher translated by 4miu_miu

Thank you 4miu_miu for the translation
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apneatic_melody 28th-Nov-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Kanjani are so popular anymore, it would be unnatural not to invite them. I think what the article is claiming is a stretch. Let's not forget that it's only last year that Iijima started managing other groups besides SMAP.

But they really need to stop with the inner faction wars situation in this agency. It's utterly meaningless and only limits both sides. Besides, neither Julie nor Iijima are fit to take over imho. Not on their own anyway.
lanysakurai 28th-Nov-2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Omg your icon! where can I find this??~
2coco 28th-Nov-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)


this HBIC...

Whatever, J&A will not be the same without that creepy old man at the helm. He has an eye for talent which she doesn't have. She only knows how to manage them. She's not producing the stage shows hands-on like Johnny does (ugh)

btw, Julie looks like a high school girl in that pic..XDDD
hpswf1 30th-Nov-2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
>Julie looks like a high school girl in that pic

It's from 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei where she had a small part
tennyo29 28th-Nov-2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
*yawn* Wake me up when we get an official announcement. Otherwise, not interested in rumours.

Also, pairing K8 and Arashi together just makes sense. They are both loved for their friendship and goofy antics, and they're friends anyways. What better way to get ratings than to put them together?
airavu 29th-Nov-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
i love u and your logic <3
subarunee 28th-Nov-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Where u found the picture? She looks so young (several years ago) Is it from TV Program or what?

About next president of J&A,i don't know,just their will bring and make a big change to Johnny's System,i just not okay with it,yet~

For me,Mr Kitagawa still the best :)))))
2coco 28th-Nov-2012 10:17 pm (UTC)

I remember I saw that pic of Julie here, scroll down and you'll see
benihime99 28th-Nov-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Eito have been very active and successful this year so it's only logical that they were invited imo

And they have great chemistry with Arashi so them being on show together should happend ALL THE TIME
inachan89 28th-Nov-2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
This.I love when they are together!!
liime_arix 28th-Nov-2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I feel like twice a month we have a back on forth on the future head of J&A. Call me when there's an actual decision. I also thought they would do something special considering it's the agency's 50th anniversary this year.
dori_liv 28th-Nov-2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
This year is the anniversary?
Maybe Johnny's World is part of the celebration for that. Although I am surprised nothings actually been said/they haven't made more of a big deal out of the fact it's their 5oth anniversary
natkame 28th-Nov-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
D: really??
izumi_ixa 28th-Nov-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
The truth is I'm not sure if I prefer Johnny's or Keiko's system ¬_¬ (or neither xD).
We'll see the results at the time (if there is) when She gets to be the head of JE ...

Edited at 2012-11-28 09:34 pm (UTC)
inachan89 28th-Nov-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Blah blah blah...wake me up when something actually happens
crimsonbreeze 28th-Nov-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
gashinenai 28th-Nov-2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
oh that would be nice
eskarina77 28th-Nov-2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Of course it proves everything....give me a break....every year, it's the same article....and after that, it's the article about the "war" between SMAP and Arashi managers....
lanysakurai 28th-Nov-2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
Dont know who's better but she's a doing a good job so I'm not worried if its true.
Although I 'kinda' like Johnny cause he defended the boys when silly scandals happened.
citrine047 28th-Nov-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
kinda OT but, Julie should really bring back more attention towards KAT-TUN. just saying.

Edited at 2012-11-28 10:27 pm (UTC)
crimsonbreeze 28th-Nov-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Seriously, they've grown up so much as a group.
dorkylifestyle 28th-Nov-2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
Is just a rumor huh... >_> let me know when it's official, thanks
akillarian 28th-Nov-2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Factions, factions, factions. Sound like a House War.
aquariia 28th-Nov-2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm happy K8, Arashi and TOKIO are under one faction. They're so funny together.
2hothere 28th-Nov-2012 10:46 pm (UTC)

what about the rest of JE groups? who are they under now?

- Kinki Kids
- V6
- T&T
- Hey!Say!Jump

ambersolle 28th-Nov-2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
KinKi Kids, T&T and Hey! Say! JUMP should be under Johnny himself, no?
neitaro 28th-Nov-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Eito worked so hard to get to where they are now.
It's not just because of some person's influence.
45s 29th-Nov-2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Best use of a pic in an article
crazgal5 29th-Nov-2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Whoever turns out to be the president, I hope they don't just favor the groups under them and treat everybody equally.

Btw, whose 'faction' is A.B.C-Z under? Coz they debuted this year and have no single and nobody seems to care XS.
lockandkey_123 29th-Nov-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
A.B.C-Z already had their debut? OTL I must be living under a rock!! It's so sad that they don't have a single yet. :(
momosimana 29th-Nov-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
"Three of the 5 groups who will be participating are under Julie's faction. It's just to show Julie is certainly in charge of a new system in Johnny's."

how it came to such conclusion...
whited_79 29th-Nov-2012 07:40 am (UTC)
side-eyeing this article...also side-eyeing the fact that people now lump K8 with other groups under Julie just because they're finally successful, when years ago Julie wouldn't even look one eye at them or even supported the debut (she was too busy debuting Ryo's other group)...

even if this is true, that means she's only there because of K8's current success, not because she supported them from the beginning...what are the chances she'll just discard them like the red-headed stepchildren they used to be when they no longer make money for the agency? SMH!

and also, if it's true that they're under Julie now, please please don't let K8 leave Teichiku! I don't want J-Storm to screw them up the way it's screwing TOKIO, that when they're put under J-Storm and left their old label, everything just goes horribly wrong...

Edited at 2012-11-29 07:44 am (UTC)
eevaleena 29th-Nov-2012 10:05 am (UTC)
Actually, you made point here. I'm surprised no one actually noticed this.

what are the chances she'll just discard them like the red-headed stepchildren they used to be when they no longer make money for the agency?
Hmmm... this sounds familiar too *glares at Julie*
lelomew 29th-Nov-2012 11:01 am (UTC)
Random, but I much prefer Eito + KinKi Kids.
stole_away 29th-Nov-2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
eito worked hard so yea ;/
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