Takizawa Hideaki Appointed President Of 'johnny's Island'

Takizawa Hideaki appointed president of 'Johnny's Island'

Takizawa Hideaki, who retired from showbiz last year, has been appointed as the president of new company 'Johnny's Island.' This is an affiliated company of Johnny's & Associates, and its chairman is Johnny Kitagawa. 

First, there will be a reorganization to popular Johnny's Jr. unit Snow Man, comprised of Iwamoto Hikaru, Fukasawa Tatsuya, Watanabe Shota, Abe Ryohei, Miyadate Ryota, and Sakuma Daisuke. Three members will be added to the unit, who are Kansai Johnny's Jr.'s Mukai Koji, Uchuu Six's Meguro Ren (concurrent), and Johnny's Jr.'s Murakami Makoto Raul. Snow Man is scheduled to perform in 'Takizawa Kabuki ZERO' (April/May) that's directed by Takizawa. 

Realtor President Apologizes For Explosion

Realtor president apologizes for explosion

The head of the company that operates the realtor's office where the explosion occurred has apologized at a news conference.

Taiki Sato, president of Apamanshop Leasing Hokkaido, said on Tuesday that he is sorry for having caused so many people so much trouble. He offered his sincere apology to those who were injured or incurred damage.

Prime Minister Abe Meets President Xi

Prime Minister Abe meets President Xi

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. It's the first official visit by a Japanese leader to China in 7 years.

Xi said, "As the international situation changes, China and Japan are becoming increasingly dependent on one another. Our countries also have a growing number of common interests and concerns on a multilateral level. The rapid changes in the world are providing China and Japan with opportunities for more in-depth cooperation."

Scandal-hit Med School Names Female President

Scandal-hit med school names female president

A medical school in Tokyo that recently admitted to rigging entrance exams to discriminate against women has approved its first female president.

Board members of Tokyo Medical University on Tuesday chose Professor Yukiko Hayashi as the school's new president. She will officially assume the post on October 1st.

Abe Reelected As Ldp President

Abe reelected as LDP President

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been reelected as leader of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The vote puts him on track to become the country's longest serving prime minister.

With 810 votes up for grabs, Abe took 553, while LDP veteran lawmaker, Shigeru Ishiba, gained 254.

Kishida Won't Run For Ldp President This Time

Kishida won't run for LDP president this time

Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida says he will support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the governing party's September election to choose its president, instead of running himself.

Kishida currently heads the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Research Council, a major executive post.

Emperor And Empress Welcome Vietnam's President

Emperor and Empress welcome Vietnam's president

A ceremony has been held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to welcome Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his wife to Japan.

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greeted Quang and his wife at the palace on Wednesday morning. The presidential couple arrived in Japan on Tuesday as state guests.

Ct Chief Engineer Chika Kako Is New Lexus International Vice President

CT Chief Engineer Chika Kako is New Lexus International Vice President

Lexus CT chief engineer Chika Kako has been promoted to executive vice president of Lexus International as part of a major transformation of the Toyota Motor Corporation executive structure.

Kako was the very first female chief engineer in Toyota history, and played a pivotal role in developing the first generation Remote Touch controller. Automotive News had an insightful profile in 2014:

Tepco To Reshuffle Best Administration, Elevate Kobayakawa To President

TEPCO to reshuffle beat administration, elevate Kobayakawa to president

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., administrator of the debacle hit Fukushima atomic power plant, will reshuffle its top administration, elevating Director Tomoaki Kobayakawa to president, individuals near the matter said Sunday.

The organization, known as TEPCO and viably controlled by the Japanese government, will conclude the new administration group before the current month's over and look for shareholder endorsement in June, they said.

School President: Its Education Not Biased

School president: Its education not biasedThe head of a Japanese school operator at the center of a controversial land deal has refuted criticism that his company's approach to education is biased.
The president of Moritomo Gakuen, Yasunori Kagoike, spoke to NHK following revelations that children at the kindergarten it operates gave a cheer for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a sporting event.