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11:24 am - 01/23/2013

Johnny Kitagawa's first TV appearance on international broadcasting - NHK World


In the special edition program of NHK, titled: “JOHNNY’s World: Top of the Jpops“, it was announced that the elusive President of Johnny’s & Associates, Johnny Kitagawa,will make his TV debut on NHK’s international broadcasting- NHK World. This is the first time that Kitagawa have agreed to an unprecedented full coverage though Kitagawa’s face will not be shown; NHK said it will still be the 1st time that Kitagawa will be on TV.

Johnny Kitagawa has been producing the most famous idols in Japan for over 50 years, he also achieved his 3rd Guinness World Records last year for “Most Number of Singers who have achieved the No. 1 position Produced by an Individual“.

The program covered the commemoration of Guinness World certification last November during one of the show dates of “JOHNNY’s World” at Imperial Theater. The program also covered some backstage footage and interviews with Kitagawa, who works as the director and producer, in a play involving 180 talents including Hey!Say!JUMP, A.B.C.-Z. and Johnny’s Jr. Kitagawa said that he has a strong desire to bring Japanese entertainment overseas. In one of the interviews, people can see the cast of “JOHNNY’S World” having practice sessions.

JOHNNY’s World: Top of the Jpops” will air on Jan 27th (Sun. 3:10/ 7:10/ 11:10/ 15:10/ 19:10 (UTC)). Check NHK World for your country’s listings.

Sourc Oricon, Nikkan Sports, and NHK via jenewsdaily

What do you think arama?  is this a good strategy to bring Japanese entertainment overseas?  I think he's only targeting the Japanese, Asian communities who watch NHK.

izumi_ixa 23rd-Jan-2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
He will be on Tv.
brucelynn 23rd-Jan-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh brother

2coco 23rd-Jan-2013 07:50 pm (UTC)

old man, bring Johnny's World to LA or Las Vegas featuring Jin Akanishi and I'll be there in the front row.
whyxjennifer 23rd-Jan-2013 07:57 pm (UTC)

hope he doesn't die before that happens....
2coco 23rd-Jan-2013 08:58 pm (UTC)

hope not..LOL

and people in arama keep arguing with me that Johnny doesn't want to expand overseas..YES HE DOES.
nuuuf 23rd-Jan-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Not that he doesn't want to, more like he doesn't really need to I believe.
Guess he realised he's getting old and wants to end his life on top of the world, or at least the Asian world, something like this.

Edited at 2013-01-23 10:24 pm (UTC)
rim1789 24th-Jan-2013 03:44 am (UTC)
Jin is not on Js World. At all. The only Js debuted band who are in Js world are : Sexy Zone, ABC-Z and HSJ.

islandgurl84 24th-Jan-2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
hey gurl I'll be sitting right nxt to you on the front row for Johnny's World in Vegas or LA feat Jin Akanishi!
blackdevil2722 23rd-Jan-2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
I do also think he's targeting other Asian countries when he said overseas. It's really about time he's trying to go anywhere other than sticking in Japan however.

Johnny, please have your idols get on more social media platforms and allow some kind of JE Youtube channel first before you start reaching out to the overseas crowd blindly.
kataomi 23rd-Jan-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
Totally agreeing !!
exoticsj 25th-Jan-2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
i totally agree with you!!
sugarbloodlolli 23rd-Jan-2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Can't wait for this! :D
xcapsule 23rd-Jan-2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
lbr if he really wanted to export his groups, he'd let them have at least a youtube channel.
kat_tun_4_ever 23rd-Jan-2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
dyan1219 24th-Jan-2013 03:18 am (UTC)
islandgurl84 24th-Jan-2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
true JohnnysWorld on YT!!!
arashilover21 23rd-Jan-2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
I think any kind of Johnny's international is good! They are great talents and more people should know about them! Bring arashi to the states!!!!! :)
j_o_n_n_o 23rd-Jan-2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
ugh @ them giving air time to this gross exploitative pedophile and his agency of talentless hacks
glimmeringneon 24th-Jan-2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Girl you should be glad Johnny is even bothering to do this. NHK World is the only accessible Japanese broadcasting channel for international audiences that showcases stuff from Japan. They featured JERO before in their show Japanology about Enka music. I'm happy they are doing a special on J-pop, even if its Johnny xD.
bamboo 23rd-Jan-2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yuck. Pedophile.
myharu 23rd-Jan-2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
I can't stare at Johnny's face too long, it creeps me out
lady_ryora 23rd-Jan-2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Philippines are waiting for Arashi and to others!!!
duane_chan 23rd-Jan-2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
please include hey!say!jump and nyc!XD
bea_chan22 24th-Jan-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Yes to this! Especially since Sho said he wants to come here.

Plus if they come here, they can eat sisig. XD
___teckie 24th-Jan-2013 06:52 am (UTC)
since Sho said he wants to come here.

Huh? When? Deets!
bea_chan22 24th-Jan-2013 11:49 am (UTC)
It was from a report from yamakaze, I just forgot when. D:
lady_ryora 25th-Jan-2013 11:57 am (UTC)
Sho said it in an interview when he was asked about in where he want to go, top three places, when he got day off... answers: PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, SOUTH EAST

as far as I remember,

(correct me if I'm mistake)
mizumi10 24th-Jan-2013 12:34 am (UTC)
it was only a matter of time before this came to arama. i thought it was a good idea when i received news of it in the international email. arama always turn my mood about these things sour. Dx but i guess...
rim1789 24th-Jan-2013 03:49 am (UTC)
Naaa, don't make it bother you. it's great news. That's a channel many country such as my own in Europe, get ^^So many will be turning their TV on, on that channel for the first time.

I think he is not looking for a broader audience (not sure if Asian communties watch NHK world that much other than for example Japanese abroad who want to see news about Japan and can speak english), but for at least the one he already has and maybe other fangirls who would tuned in because they are curious :)
weiss_kreuz101 24th-Jan-2013 05:36 am (UTC)
YES JOHNNY! BRING JOHNNYS WORLD (ARASHI) OVERSEAS! So that people could see how awesome Japanese (Arashi) music is xD I get NHK too so I'm totally tuning in and I'm gonna scream at the top of my lungs...if they mention Arashi xDD
delicious_pocky 24th-Jan-2013 06:03 am (UTC)
johnny knows that if his groups get big worldwide all his shit will hit the fan really fast. he doesn't have the monopoly of the media like in japan and western press isn't so lenient. so yeah, i truly doubt he really wants to break outside japan/asia. for his own sake, it won't be pretty.
taciturndream 24th-Jan-2013 07:43 am (UTC)
That's pretty true...but would S.Korea or China -for instance- be lenient about it? Especially with all the hate going on between those countries, I wonder.
delicious_pocky 24th-Jan-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
i think they would because their own entertainment world is pretty fucked up with many similar accusations.

i mean, it's not like the entertainment world in the west is super clean but there are definitely less criminal ties in general so it would shock us more than asia i would guess.
arashic5 24th-Jan-2013 06:19 am (UTC)
I can't imagine his face or voice now. Will his face be captured by camera?
exoticsj 25th-Jan-2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
can someone please,please,please record it!!!i really want to watch it but i dont have the channel!!
cutiekelo8 27th-Jan-2013 05:10 am (UTC)
Targeting other asian countries? Hey Johnny-san, maybe philippines isn't on your map -___-
fatoom_chan 27th-Jan-2013 09:55 am (UTC)
first thanks for posting
well unfortunately i really sad about what happened in jpop entertainment
they still removing jvideos on youtube and i still don't get it why they are doing that ?!
God!! how will their talents reach oversea while he keeps showing his boys only inside japan
that's really make me upset , though I'm Arab fan and its so hard to keeping in touch with my favorite groups .. i hope johnny make new step and allow the boys to have at least twitter account
i want kat-tun knows that there are a lot of Arab fans care about them !
pandapaw 28th-Jan-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
i missed this, im so angry!
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