Japanese Renowned Author Taichi Sakaiya Dies

Japanese renowned author Taichi Sakaiya dies

Renowned Japanese author Taichi Sakaiya, who also served in key government posts, died of multiple organ failure on Friday. He was 83.

Sakaiya was born in Osaka City, western Japan, in 1935. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a degree in economics, he started working for the trade and industry ministry in 1960.

'johnny's Countdown' To Be Hosted By Kokubun Taichi & Inohara Yoshihiko

'Johnny's Countdown' to be hosted by Kokubun Taichi & Inohara Yoshihiko

Johnny & Associates' annual countdown concert 'Johnny's Countdown 2017-2018' will broadcast live on Fuji TV on December 31. 

This year's concert will be hosted by Kokubun Taichi (TOKIO) and Inohara Yoshihiko (V6). Performing artists include TOKIO, KinKi Kids, V6, Arashi, NEWS, Kanjani8, Hey! Say! JUMP, Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone, A.B.C-Z, Johnny's WEST, Higashiyama Noriyuki, Sato Atsuhiro, Okamoto Kenichi, Yamashita Tomohisa, Kamenashi Kazuya, Nakayama Yuma, and Johnny's Jr.