Johnny’s Entertainment plans energy-cutting measures, charity CD (Corrected)

Management agency Johnny's Entertainment announced on Saturday that it is planning to take additional actions in response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region. The company’s plans include drastically reducing power consumption for its concerts, the release of a charity CD, and charity events.

Due to the effects of the earthquake, Johnny’s Entertainment canceled all 18 of its remaining concerts for March. A few days ago, the company announced that it would use the transport trucks and power generator trucks that it had contracted for the concerts to send supplies and electricity to the disaster areas instead. The first of those have already arrived at their destination. In addition, Johnny’s Entertainment donated 2,000 liters of gasoline that were stored for use in concerts.

Tackey & Tsubasa’s Takizawa Hideaki (28) and Imai Tsubasa (29) and NYC’s Nakayama Yuma (17) personally helped load the trucks on Saturday.

So far, the company has sent relief supplies and posted messages of support on its website, but a manager stated that it wants to contribute in ways that only Johnny’s Entertainment can.

Starting in April, the company plans to greatly reduce power consumption for its concerts, since eastern Japan has been facing a shortage of power due to the failure of the important nuclear plants at Fukushima. As long as future concerts don’t get canceled, the company aims to reduce usage to only 10%, from an average of 3,000 kilowatts per concert to only 300 kilowatts.

It is not clear when that plan will go into effect. The company has several upcoming concerts in early April, including Yamashita Tomohisa in Osaka on April 1-3 and Tackey & Tsubasa in Yokohama on April 2-3.

Besides its energy conservation measures, Johnny’s Entertainment is seriously considering releasing a charity CD and holding charity events. Details are not yet known, but it appears that the charity CD may be an expansion of the J-FRIENDS unit (TOKIO, V6, KinKi Kids) that was created in 1997 in response to the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995. Some reports say that the new project may include all of the talents under Johnny’s Entertainment.

Sources:
Sankei Sports
Sports Hochi
Sponichi Annex

Corrections: There were multiple major errors in the original version of this article.

  1. Takizawa, Imai, and Nakayama did not go with the trucks to the affected areas – they only helped load the trucks and were present for the departure.
  2. The April concerts have not been postponed.

We apologize for the mistakes.

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  • http://daily-lovejuice.net Saori

    wow, that’s a cd i would buy, and it would be awesome to include all artists!! or at least the ones that have already debuted!! (including kisumai that are about to release their first cd XDD)

    but yuma is not from Hey! Say! JUMP, he’s from NYC ^^”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kishi-Ademasu/100001457207595 Kishi Ademasu

    This would be wonderful. I’m sure the victims and the fans would all loves this event if Johnny decides to go head with it.
    I am certainly hoping for this to be confirmed. Yatta!!!!

  • Heather-18

    I love that agency even more now, what they’re doing is fantastic and even though I will have to get it shipped to the UK I will definitely buy the CD if and when it’s released.

  • JJ

    Is Johnny planning to donate some of the money he’s already made off all the fans over the years? A new charity cd is great but that’s new donation funds from the fans, how about dipping into your already overflowing coffers Johnny?

  • Mopyerika

    Sassuga ne Yuma-kun… I love Johnny-san more for this.. Ganbatte!!

  • a3

    None of the articles you gave as sources actually mentioned Tackey, Tsubasa, and Nakayama going to the disaster areas with the trucks. They only helped with the loading and saw the truck off. The first page of Sankei might be misleading, but the second page is much clearer.

    I don’t think April concerts are postponed either just yet as the verb used in the article is often used with concerts meaning they have these concerts coming up.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, you are correct on both counts. My apologies for both errors.

  • hannah_louise

    TAKE CARE JAPAN…

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  • http://chizzyrei.livejournal.com/ chizzyrei

    they never announced their money donations.

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  • Majacry

    Hi guys out there… For a start of my blogging session… this one is our lyric song made up by my best friend Melphine Acupido when she is heartbroken to one of our friend… I do some arrangement on some of the words and give it a title… but this lyric is a favorite of mine because it really relate to my current feelings now to my forever love Ryosuke Yamada, this is a love song whehehhh… and it is really my Dream come true if this really become a song and known to the world (hoping it will be the Hey Say Jump of course/NYC)… well guys here it goes:

    Still, I Love You!
    words by Melphine Acupido
    arranged by TenTen Guerrero

    First Stanza:

    I still remember when I first saw you,
    My heart was told me that It might be you,
    But I ignored it ’cause I thought it’s not true,
    And now my feelings begin with you.

    1st Chorus:

    You’re still on my heart,
    Still on my mind,
    Thinking of you,
    Everyday, Every night,
    I tell this to you,
    To show I can do,
    And to show you how much I love you,
    I Love You (Still, I Love You).

    Second Stanza:

    My heart beat stronger when you look at me,
    And its jumping when you come near me,
    I felt so sorry for the news that I hear,
    That you’re in love with a girl/boy (girl/boy like her/him) like her/him.

    2nd Chorus:

    You’re still on my heart,(still on my heart)
    Still on my mind, (still on my mind)
    Thinking of you,
    Everyday, Every night,(Everyday, Every night)
    I tell this to you,(tell this to you)
    To show I can do,
    And to show you how much I love you,(how much I love you)

    Repeat 2nd Chorus then

    I Love You (Still, I Love You).

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