On October 31, Hideaki Takizawa resigned as CEO of Johnny’s Island. His role will be taken over by 20th Century member Yoshihiko Inohara.
In mid-September, Takizawa told Johnny & Associates of his wish to resign from his position in the company. The company didn’t want to let him go, but decided to respect his request and accept his resignation. No reason for his resignation was given.
Inohara was chosen as Takizawa’s successor due to the wishes of the late Johnny Kitagawa. “I want people who have the experience of Johnny’s Jr. to take charge of the development of Johnny’s Jr.,” Kitagawa said.
Johnny & Associates believes that Inohara will succeed as the new CEO of Johnny’s Island due to his long career at the company, previously as a Johnny’s Jr. and as a V6 member. Him being the father of two children will also give him a unique perspective when dealing with…