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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.

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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....
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 !!
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)
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
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
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.
arashic5 24th-Jan-2013 06:19 am (UTC)
I can't imagine his face or voice now. Will his face be captured by camera?
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