Johnny Kitagawa, a standout amongst the most powerful figures in Japan’s media outlet, has passed on at 87 years old.

For over 50 years the office he established, Johnny and Associates, transformed various groups into easily recognized names, including SMAP, Arashi and KAT-TUN.

A large number of the craftsmen he pushed to distinction additionally progressed toward becoming superstars.

Kitagawa passed on at a medical clinic in Tokyo on Tuesday in the wake of enduring a stroke, Kyodo News announced.

He had fell and was admitted to medical clinic on 18 June, the Japan Times stated, yet the occurrence was stayed quiet.

His last days were gone through with his learners, who were said to resemble “his kids”.

“His last drape caught him enclosed by the adoration for his darling kids,” said an announcement from his office.

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Kitagawa was in charge of 232 number one singles somewhere in the range of 1974 and 2010. He was perceived multiple times by Guinness World Records – for the most number one singles, the most number one specialists and the most shows created by a person.

Be that as it may, he once in a while showed up or talks with, nor would enable himself to be shot.

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Mr Kitagawa infrequently showed up in broad daylight

Conceived in Los Angeles in 1931, Kitagawa came back to Japan with his family as a little kid and broke into the stage in 1962 with a weighty four-man pop gathering called Johnny’s.

As indicated by Japan’s Kyodo news organization, Kitagawa tested social standards, making kid groups when moving was not seen as satisfactory for men.

His craftsmen additionally proceeded to star in TV projects and his ability organization in the long run developed to turn into the most dominant in Japan, with a virtual imposing business model on the worthwhile kid band showcase.

Be that as it may, his vocation was not without contention.

In 1999, Japanese magazine the Shukan Bunshun distributed a progression of articles blaming him for explicitly manhandling a few young men at his office.

Kitagawa denied every one of the charges and propelled a slander suit against the magazine which he won, however that judgment was later mostly upset. He was never accused of any wrongdoing.


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