Amuse, Inc. is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. The artists include gravure idols, so on. Amuse produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, movies. Other interests are in publication, music software, patent agent businesses; the private Amuse Museum, located in Asakusa, Tokyo, is owned by the company. It features textile displays. Amuse inc was created in 1978. Soon after in 1981, Amuse inc created its movie production and distribution subsidiary Amuse Cinema City Inc. and produced Morning Moon Wa Sozatsu Ni that same year, followed by Aiko 16 sai. In 1983, Amuse inc signed with the actress Yasuko Tomita; the next year, Amuse inc opened its subsidiary in the United States. Amuse Video Inc was created in 1990 as the video software production/sales subsidiary of the Amuse inc group. In 1995, Amuse created a joint-Ayers inc in a joint-venture with Bandai, opened its first movie theater. In 2000, Amuse inc opened its Korean subsidiary. On 20 September 2001, Amuse inc was listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange.
Its distributed film The Pianist won the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. In 2004, Amuse inc opened the internet shops Ambra. In 2007, it established its music label Taishita in joint-venture with Victor Entertainment. In 2008, the group invested in Brussels Co. Ltd. a company. In 2009, the group launched its subsidiary Amuse Edutainment Inc. In 2012, Amuse Singapore was created. Amuse intended to give a second life to J-pop by promoting the bands Flumpool and WEAVER. In 2013, it distributed the movie The Eternal Zero. In 2015, Amuse France inc was created. In January 2016, Amuse established a partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling, an event in which Amuse inc owes shares. In the US, Amuse launched J-Creation to develop ties between the Japanese and American production powerhouses. In October 2018, Amuse USA launched Apocryphia: The Legend of Babymetal. Amuse Models is a division of Amuse. Amuse Models was founded in 2004, Their Kids division is sometimes called Amuse Kids. In 2014 Amuse merged with Will Corporation and established modeling agency that now consists of teenager talent.
Talents who belonged to Amuse after their merger with Will Corporation include Juri Ueno and Yuriko Yoshitaka. A-Sketch - joint venture with KDDI Taishita Label Music – joint venture with Victor Entertainment Amuse Soft Entertainment - merged with Amuse in 2015 Amuse Quest Amuse Books - merged with Amuse in 2003 Amuse Video - sold to Toshiba Amuse Edutainment Geishin Creative Tokyo TOKYO FANTASY Inc. Ayers Inc. - merged with Amuse in 2015 J-Feel Brussels Co. Ltd. Kirei Inc Amuse Korea Beijing Geishin Theatrical Art Production Geishin Creative Shanghai Live Viewing Japan Official website
FNC Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2006 by South Korean singer and record producer Han Seong-ho. The label operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, music publishing house; the label known as FNC Music, which only managing musicians and changed its name to FNC Entertainment in 2012 and began to broaden their business field of entertainment. It has since January 2012, been based in its own company offices in Cheongdam-dong; the name is based on the miracle of feeding the multitude using the two fish. This is because Han Sung-ho is a devout Christian, he uses the name to hope for more miracles happen for the company; the label is home to prominent K-pop artists such as F. T. Island, CNBLUE, AOA, N. Flying, SF9, HONEYST, Cherry Bullet, InnoVator, it manages a number of entertainers, including Yoo Jae-suk, Jeong Hyeong-don, Lee Guk-joo, Lee Se-young, Moon Se-yoon, Noh Hong-chul, Song Eun-i, Kim Yong-man, Moon Ji-ae, Jo Woo-jong and a number of actors, including Jung Hae-in, Jung Jin-young, Jo Jae-yoon, Jung Woo, Lee Dong-gun, Park Gwang-hyun, Sung Hyuk, Yoon Jin-seo, Kim Won-hee, Kim Yeon-seo.
Hong-gi Yonghwa Jimin Jong-hyun Innovator Park Cho-a Choe Seong-min Jeong Hyeong-don Jo Woo-jong Kim Yong-man Kim Ah-yoon Lee Guk-joo Lee Se-young Moon Ji-ae Moon Se-yoon Noh Hong-chul Song Eun-i Yoo Jae-suk M Signal F. T. Island Oh Won-bin Choi Jong-hoon Juniel AOA Black Youkyung Jung Hye-sung Kim Min-seo Lee Da-hae Lee Elijah Ji Suk-jin Thank You, My Son Who Are You: School 2015 Click Your Heart Becky's Back Band of Sisters My Only Love Song Sweet Enemy Lingerie Girls’ Generation Dog and Witch and Me As of June 2016, FNC Entertainment's stocks are owned by the following individuals and/or companies: FNC Academy SM Life Design Group Film Boutique Genie Pictures FNC Entertainment Japan FNC Global Training Center Love FNC Foundation Official website Official Naver
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Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a stockholding company in Japan. It is a parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc.. TBS Television, Inc. has a 28-affiliate news network called JNN, as well as a 34-affiliate radio network called JRN which TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. has. TBS produced the Takeshi's Castle game show and is the home to the many Ultraman series programs and Sasuke, whose format would inspire similar programs outside Japan; the headquarters of TBSHD, TBS, TBS Radio, BS-TBS and C-TBS - TBS Broadcasting Center, 3-6, Akasaka Gochome, Tokyo, Japan TBS Midoriyama Studio - 2100, Aoba-ku, Japan TBSHD Kansai Branch Office - HERBIS OSAKA Office Tower, 5-25, Umeda Nihome, Kita-ku, Japan TBSHD Nagoya Branch Office - Sakaemachi Building, 23-31, Nishiki Sanchome, Naka-ku, Japan HoldingsTokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. BroadcastingTokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.
TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. BS-TBS, Inc. C-TBS, Inc. TBS Service, Inc. TBS-Vision, Inc. ACS, Inc. Akasaka Video Center Co. Ltd. Tokyo Broadcasting System International, Inc. TBS TriMedia, Inc. TC Entertainment, Inc. Dreamax Television Akasaka Graphics Art, Inc. F&F, Inc. Telecom Sounds Procam Co. Ltd. Jasc VuCast Nichion, Inc. Real Estate BusinessesMidoriyama Studio City TBS Planning, etc. May 1951 - Radio Tokyo was founded in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo, Japan. December 25, 1951 - KRT started radio broadcasting from Yurakucho, Chiyoda and the frequency changed to 950 kHz. April 1955 - KRT started TV broadcasting from Akasaka-Hitotsukicho, Tokyo. November 29, 1960 - KRT was renamed Tokyo Broadcasting System and the headquarters and radio studio were moved to Akasaka Media Building in Akasaka. 1971 - TBS Radio's transmitter power was increased to 100 kW. March 31, 1975 - Asahi Broadcasting Corporation dropped out JNN and Mainichi Broadcasting System joined the news network due to ownership issues with ABC. Since MBS has been an affiliated TV station of JNN in Osaka.
November 23, 1978 - The frequency of TBS Radio changed to 954 kHz. May 2, 1986 - TBS starts broadcasting the game show Takeshi's Castle. 1989 - TBS became culpable in the Sakamoto family murder by Aum Shinrikyo, resulting in complaints against the network after the case was solved several years later. October 19, 1990 - The last-ever episode of Takeshi's Castle was broadcast on TBS. October 3, 1994 - The present headquarters, TBS Broadcasting Center, were completed next to the old headquarters in Akasaka Media Building, they are called "Big Hat". April 1, 1998 - JNN News Bird starts broadcasting. In 2006, the channel was renamed TBS News Bird. February 2000 - TBS adopts a symbol based on the Kanji simbol for "person". March 21, 2000 - TBS founded TBS Radio & Communications Incorporated, TBS Entertainment Incorporated, TBS Sports Incorporated, founded TBS Live Incorporated the next day. On October 1, 2001, TBS succeeded the radio station to TBS Radio & Communications, changed callsign of TV station.
July 1, 2002 - TBS ch. starts broadcasting on pay television. October 1, 2004 - TBS Entertainment merged TBS Sports and TBS Live, changed the corporate name to "Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Incorporated". October 13, 2005 - Rakuten Inc. announced that it bought 15.46 percent stake in TBS, bringing it up to 19%. After over a month and a half of worries over a possible hostile takeover, Rakuten withdraw its bid for TBS on December 1 and plans to form a business alliance with the broadcast company. April 1, 2006 - Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence. April 1, 2009 - TBS became a certified broadcast holding company named "Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.". TV broadcasting business and culture business were taken over by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and the letters TBS became in use for the abbreviation of the subsidiary TV company. December 1, 2011 - TBS sold the Yokohama BayStars, a Nippon Professional Baseball team to DeNA. DeNA will buy 66.92 percent of the team's stock for 6.5 billion yen from TBS.
TBS will retain a 2.31 percent ownership stake in the team. As of July 31, 2010Rakuten, Inc. - 19.83% The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. - 4.88% The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. - 4.45% Nippon Life Insurance Company - 4.10% Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. - 3.23% Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - 3.01% Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd. - 3.00% Mitsui & Co. Ltd. - 2.25% Bic Camera, Inc. - 2.00% Kodansha, Ltd - 1.98% J. C. Staff - 4.64% JORX-TV - TBS Television Tokyo Tower - Channel 6Islands in Tokyo Niijima - Channel 56Ibaraki Prefecture Mito - Channel 40Tochigi Prefecture Utsunomiya - Channel 55Gunma Prefecture Maebashi - Channel 56 Kiryu - Channel 55Saitama Prefecture Chichibu - Channel 18Chiba Prefecture Chiba City - Channel 55 Urayasu - Channel 56Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama-minato - Channel 56 Yokosuka-Kurihama - Channel 39 Hiratsuka - Channel 37 Odawara - Channel 56 JORX-DTV - TBS Digital Television (TBSデ
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south; the kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", it is called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands; the four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area and are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions, with Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one; the population of 127 million is the world's tenth largest. 90.7 % of people live in cities. About 13.8 million people live in the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Archaeological research indicates; the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD.
Influence from other regions China, followed by periods of isolation from Western Europe, has characterized Japan's history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shōguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor. Japan entered into a long period of isolation in the early 17th century, ended in 1853 when a United States fleet pressured Japan to open to the West. After nearly two decades of internal conflict and insurrection, the Imperial Court regained its political power in 1868 through the help of several clans from Chōshū and Satsuma – and the Empire of Japan was established. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, victories in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War and World War I allowed Japan to expand its empire during a period of increasing militarism; the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937 expanded into part of World War II in 1941, which came to an end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender. Since adopting its revised constitution on May 3, 1947, during the occupation led by SCAP, the sovereign state of Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an Emperor and an elected legislature called the National Diet.
Japan is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, UN, the OECD, the G7, the G8, the G20, is considered a great power. Its economy is the world's third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by purchasing power parity, it is the world's fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer. Japan benefits from a skilled and educated workforce. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, Japan maintains a modern military with the world's eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a developed country with a high standard of living and Human Development Index, its population enjoys the highest life expectancy and third lowest infant mortality rate in the world, but is experiencing issues due to an aging population and low birthrate. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology; the Japanese word for Japan is 日本, pronounced Nihon or Nippon and means "the origin of the sun".
The character nichi means "sun" or "day". The compound therefore means "origin of the sun" and is the source of the popular Western epithet "Land of the Rising Sun"; the earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, the Old Book of Tang. At the end of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan requested that Nihon be used as the name of their country; this name may have its origin in a letter sent in 607 and recorded in the official history of the Sui dynasty. Prince Shōtoku, the Regent of Japan, sent a mission to China with a letter in which he called himself "the Emperor of the Land where the Sun rises"; the message said: "Here, I, the emperor of the country where the sun rises, send a letter to the emperor of the country where the sun sets. How are you". Prior to the adoption of Nihon, other terms such as Yamato and Wakoku were used; the term Wa is a homophone of Wo 倭, used by the Chinese as a designation for the Japanese as early as the third century Three Kingdoms period.
Another form of Wa, Wei in Chinese) was used for an early state in Japan called Nakoku during the Han dynasty. However, the Japanese disliked some connotation of Wa 倭, it was therefore replaced with the substitute character Wa, meaning "togetherness, harmony"; the English word Japan derives from the historical Chinese pronunciation of 日本. The Old Mandarin or early Wu Chinese pronunciation of Japan was recorded by Marco Polo as Cipangu. In modern Shanghainese, a Wu dialect, the pronunciation of characters 日本; the old Malay word for Japan, Japun or Japang, was borrowed from a southern coastal Chinese dialect Fukienese or Ningpo – and this Malay word was encountered by Portuguese traders in Southeast Asia in the 16th century. These Early Portuguese traders brought the word
D is a Japanese visual kei metal/rock band formed in 2003 by Asagi and Sin, after their previous band Syndrome disbanded. D's music includes heavy guitar songs, as well as melancholic ballads and medieval music and folk dance from around the world, their lyrics focus on love, human nature and esoteric themes, such as spirituality and the relationship between persons and nature, their costumes are related to the stories they tell. Their styling matches their music: fantastical and elegant. In March 2003, D was formed with their initial lineup of vocalist Asagi, guitarist Ruiza, drummer Hiroki, guitarist Sin, bassist Lena, they released their first EP, New Blood on July 18. Soon after its release, Ruiza had to leave the band due to undisclosed health issues. D went on a short pause of activities from that point, however Asagi and Hiroki continued to play concerts under the name "Night of the Children" with a support guitarist, Tetsu. Meanwhile, Sin decided to leave the music scene and Hiroki called a former bandmember, Hide-Zou, to fill in.
Once Ruiza was released from the hospital on September 27, D resumed activities with Hide-Zou replacing Sin on guitar. Two months after their reunion, they recorded their first single "Alice" which given away for free at only one show in Tokyo that November. "Alice" was released as a single on November 27. On January 7 of the following year, they released their second EP: Paradox. During 2004, D released another EP Yume Narishi Kuuchuu Teien, as well as a single entitled "Mayutsuki no Hitsugi", only for sale at three concerts in November, in Tokyo and Osaka, they released a remastered version of their first EP, with a unreleased track "Gareki no Hana". New Blood: Second Impact was released on December 8 of that year followed by their fourth single, "Mahiru no Koe: Synchronicity". In 2005, Lena remained in the band long enough to release one more single and promotional video, "Yami Yori Kurai Doukoku no a Capella to Bara Yori Akai Jounetsu no Aria". On July 27, after finishing the recording of the forthcoming album, Lena left the band and Hide-Zou recorded bass for that release.
They released their first full album titled The Name of the Rose on September 28 in two versions, each packaged with a DVD containing a different promotional video. D launched their own publication called Mad Tea Party Magazine on August 7. On December 5, 2005, Tsunehito joined as the new bassist; the band re-released their first full album: The Name of the Rose, with re-recorded bass tracks by Tsunehito. The updated album contained three extra tracks: "Shiroi Yoru", "Tsukiyo no Renka", "Mayutsuki no Hitsugi". Keeping with the trend of remastering their old albums, in 2006 D re-released their EPs Paradox and Yume Narishi Kuchuu Teien; the latter came with two additional tracks that were unreleased. Their seventh single, "Taiyou wo Okuru Hi", was released in two types: a limited edition with the promotional video for the title track, a regular edition with an instrumental version of the title track. Two months they released their second album, Tafel Anatomie on October 18. In 2007, D launched an official fan club, Ultimate Lover, released their first DVD of live concert footage, Tafel Anatomie: Tour 2006 Final on March 14.
Soon after, the band announced in-store events and a three-date tour in Osaka and Tokyo on their website to support their "Dearest You" single to be released on April 25. In the summer, D had a dual single release campaign, with "Ouka Sakisomenikeri" released on July 18 and "Schwarzschild" on August 15. On November 7, they released their third full-length album Neo culture: Beyond the world with an expanded version of their usual multiple-version marketing tactic. D signed with the major record label Avex Trax in 2008, their last indies tour was called "Follow Me", a DVD of footage from the final concert was released in July. Their first major single called "Birth" was released on May 7, their second major single, "Yami no Kuni no Alice/Hamon", was released on September 3. The title track was used as the theme for the movie Twilight Syndrome: Dead-Go-Round, the b-side track "Hamon" was used as the ending theme for the Nintendo DS game Twilight Syndrome, their first major label-sponsored concert entitled "Birth: Sora e no Kaiki" was held on August 8, followed by their year's end "Alice in Dark Edge" tour.
Their first activity of 2009 was the release of their third major single, "Snow White". On February 25, they released their fourth full-length album titled Genetic World. In the months following, they released a special combination concert photo book and live album "D Tour 2008: Alice in Dark Edge Final", a live DVD: D Tour 2008: Alice in Dark Edge in March. D's tour for Genetic World ended that May. In September, Asagi opened a website for his company Rosen Kranz. Soon they announced the revival of Mad Tea Party Magazine, it was decided that the eleventh volume and eighth special edition photo book would be released on October 13. D's fourth major single "Tightrope" was released on September 23. A unreleased song "Day by Day" was soon announced to be the theme song for a dating simulation game for Japanese mobile phones called LoveφSummit, part of the Neo Romance series from KOEI, as well as the title track of a new single, to be released on December 2; the band's first single of 2010, "Kaze ga Mekuru Peji", was used as the opening theme for the television drama Shinsengumi Peacemaker, aired on TBS and MBS, was scheduled for sale on March 10.
Their fifth album, ti