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LDH JAPAN Inc. (株式会社LDH JAPAN) is a Japanese management and entertainment company founded by the six original members of Japanese boy group Exile in 2003.[2] The president is Hiroyuki Igarashi, the leader of the Exile.[3][4] The name "LDH" is an acronym of "Love + Dream + Happiness".[3] The company operates several boy bands and girl groups and a talent school named "EXPG".

LDH Japan
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryTalent management
FoundedSeptember 18, 2003 (2003-09-18)
Headquarters,
Key people
Hiroyuki Igarashi (president)
ServicesArtist management
Websitewww.ldh.co.jp

In January 2017, the company changed its name to LDH Japan and established overseas branches in United States, Asia, and Europe.[5] They established a new company called LDH World, the parent company of the four branches.[6] Masataka Mori was appointed as the CEO of LDH Japan.[7]

Contents

ArtistsEdit

GroupsEdit


SoloistsEdit


EXPGEdit

EXPG Studio is a talent school that trains people who want to become artists in the field of dancing, singing, acting or modelling. The name "EXPG" is an acronym for "Exile Professional Gym", deriving from its founders.

The first EXPG Studio opened in 2003 in Tokyo and since then the schools expanded around the globe. There are currently 12 schools at different locations in Japan, 3 schools located in other countries (2 in the USA and 1 in Taiwan) and an online school.[8]

LocationsEdit

  • Fukuoka
  • Kyoto
  • Matsuyama
  • Miyazaki
  • Nagoya
  • Okinawa
  • Omiya
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Sendai
  • Tokyo
  • Yokohama
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Taipei


The goal of EXPG is to qualify aspiring entertainers to be able to work as professionals in the entertainment industry. Anyone, from completely inexperienced children to adults, is eligible to join. Professional vocal trainers, dance, rap, DJ and acting instructors are teaching from the basics to advanced lessons. Classes are categorized by age group and theme, such as "Kids Class", "Regular Class", "Exile Tribe Music Choreography Class" and "Special Class" (for guest instructors). There have been many successful graduates so far:[9]

GraduatesEdit

Name Location Profession Group
Naoki Kobayashi Tokyo dancer, actor Exile

Sandaime J Soul Brothers

Mandy Sekiguchi Tokyo dancer, actor, rapper Exile

Generations from Exile Tribe

Honest Boyz

Taiki Sato Tokyo dancer, actor Exile

Fantastics from Exile Tribe

Hayato Komori Tokyo dancer Generations from Exile Tribe
Reo Sano Tokyo dancer, actor Generations from Exile Tribe
Riku Aoyama Tokyo singer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Makoto Hasegawa Tokyo dancer, actor The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Ryutaro Ata Tokyo dancer, actor The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Takahide Suzuki Tokyo dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Natsuki Sawamoto Tokyo dancer Fantastics from Exile Tribe
Keito Kimura Tokyo dancer Fantastics from Exile Tribe
Miku Fukahori Tokyo singer, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
Kaede Dobashi Tokyo dancer, model, actress E-girls

Happiness

Miyuu Ariiso Tokyo dancer Happiness
Anna Suda Tokyo dancer, rapper E-girls

Happiness

Sudannayuzuyully

Nozomi Bando Tokyo dancer E-girls

Flower

Anna Ishii Tokyo dancer, actress E-girls
Nonoka Yamaguchi Tokyo dancer E-girls
Kazuki Tokyo singer Doberman Infinity
Leola Tokyo singer
Elina Mizuno Tokyo actress
Hayato Onozuka Tokyo actor
Nobuyuki Suzuki Tokyo actor
Keita Machida Tokyo actor
Monica Sahara Tokyo model
Ryuta Hidaka Miyazaki singer, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
Sayaka Nagatomo Miyazaki dancer E-girls

Happiness

Yurino Suzuki Miyazaki dancer, rapper E-girls

Happiness

Sudannayuzuyully

Manami Shigetome Miyazaki dancer Flower
Airi Kido Miyazaki actress
Shokichi Yagi Sapporo singer Exile

Exile The Second

Masayasu Yagi Sapporo actor
Sho Aoyagi Sapporo actor, singer
Kenjiro Yamashita Osaka dancer, actor Sandaime J Soul Brothers
Ryota Katayose Osaka singer, actor Generations from Exile Tribe
Ryuto Kazuhara Osaka singer Generations from Exile Tribe
Yuta Nakatsuka Osaka dancer Generations from Exile Tribe
Zin Sakamoto Osaka dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Kazuma Kawamura Osaka singer, actor The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Shogo Iwaya Osaka dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Kaisei Takechi Osaka dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Takuma Goto Osaka dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Sota Nakajima Osaka singer Fantastics from Exile Tribe
Rikiya Okuda Osaka rapper, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
Masahiro Sunada Osaka singer, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
Karen Fujii Osaka singer, actress, model E-girls

Happiness

ShuuKaRen

Shuuka Fujii Osaka dancer, actress, model
Ruri Kawamoto Osaka singer Happiness
Yuzuna Takebe Osaka singer, dancer E-girls

Sudannayuzuyully

Mio Nakajima Osaka dancer Flower
Alan Shirahama Matsuyama dancer, actor, DJ Exile

Generations from Exile Tribe

Kanta Sato Fukuoka actor
Shohei Urakawa Fukuoka dancer, DJ The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Itsuki Fujiwara Fukuoka dancer, actor The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Leiya Seguchi Fukuoka dancer Fantastics from Exile Tribe
Riki Matsui Fukuoka rapper, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
Reina Washio Fukuoka singer E-girls

Flower

Kenta Kamiya Okinawa dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Rui Yonamine Okinawa dancer The Rampage from Exile Tribe
Natsuki Hori Nagoya dancer Fantastics from Exile Tribe
Shota Nakao Nagoya dancer Fantastics from Exile Tribe
Ryusei Kainuma Omiya rapper, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
Nene Sato Kyoto model
Yoshiyuki Kanou Sendai singer, dancer Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe


Sub-CompaniesEdit


LDH PicturesEdit

LDH Pictures is a Japanese movie distribution company and management company for actors and actresses.[10] They are also home of Gekidan Exile (劇団EXILE), a theater group of male actors from LDH established in 2007. The group's current members are Sho Aoyagi, Shintaro Akiyama, Yuta Ozawa, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Keita Machida, Hayato Onozuka, Sway, Masayasu Yagi and Kanta Sato.[11] The company aims at distributing their work worldwide and has sub-labels such as Hi-Street Pictures and High Brow Cinema which specialize in different movie-related fields.[12]

Actors and ActressesEdit


LDH ModelsEdit

LDH Models is a Japanese model management company.[13] In 2017, LDH Japan's model department and Beacon Alliance's model department "Joli Bateau Model Management" merged, and in September 2017, LDH Models was established.[14]

ModelsEdit

  • Seri Iwahori
  • Mayo Kurotani
  • NOMA
  • Kana Oya
  • Mayumi Sada
  • Monika Sahara
  • Nene Sato
  • Taylor Suzuki
  • TOKO

JB Section ModelsEdit

  • AIKO
  • Sayuri Hara
  • Sumire Hosoya
  • Chieko Ishigami
  • Kira Nakagawa
  • Aimi Sumiya
  • Rie Tsukamoto
  • Mirei Wada
  • Izumi Yamaguchi


LDH Martial ArtsEdit

LDH Martial Arts is a Japanese business company founded on the 27th of September 2017. Its purpose is the management of LDH's training gym "EXFIGHT", planning the sales of fitness supplies and planning and operating martial arts events.[15] EXFIGHT offers training and fighting classes for beginners as well as advanced athletes. In November 2018 the "ENERGY PROJECT" which advertises different fitness supplies from LDH's original brand was introduced.[16] The advertisement for this project featured Generations from Exile Tribe members Alan Shirahama and Ryuto Kazuhara as well as E-girls (and Happiness) members Karen Fujii and Anna Suda. Both Generations from Exile Tribe and E-girls also released a song for those advertisements:

Group Song Name Date of Release
Generations from Exile Tribe G-ENERGY 29th of November 2018
E-girls EG-ENERGY 29th of November 2018


LDH also manages several personalities in the field of sports.[17]

AthletesEdit
Name Profession
Ruy Ramos soccer coach/commentator
Megumi Kurihara sportscaster
Ippei Watanabe swimmer
Zen Parkour performer
Angela Maki Vernon surfing & Yoga instructor
Naohisa Ogawa professional surfer
Yukio Ogawa professional surfer
Teruyuki Yoshida personal trainer
Hiroyuki Takaya fighter
Yushin Okami fighter


LDH Music & PublishingEdit

LDH Music & Publishing is LDH's own music production platform on 3 continents (Asia, USA, Europe) and 4 bases (Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Shanghai) where artists and producers can interact and create music together.

LDH ApparelEdit

LDH Apparel is a Japanese fashion company that operates several original brands:[18]

BrandsEdit
  • 24karats
  • J.S.B.
  • Studio Seven
  • PKCZ®
  • FULL-BK
  • Enasoluna
  • TEG TEG
  • FORSOMEONE
  • CLAIR DE LUNE
  • RILY


LDH KitchenEdit

LDH Kitchen is the branch of the company that connects entertainment and Japanese food culture. There are several brands, stores and restaurants across Japan owned by LDH Kitchen:[19]

BrandsEdit
  • Amazing Coffee
  • bemyself
  • LDH Kitchen The Tokyo Haneda
  • Curry Shop Inoue Chinpangee
  • Izakaya Sanbai
  • Toriyoshi
  • Nishikoori
  • Torimasa
  • Torigura
  • Iemura
  • Tsubomi
  • Kohana
  • Vegetable Field Tsuchida


LDH FarmEdit

LDH Farm is the agriculture branch of the company that focuses on Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) and producing organic foods. The CEO of this sub-company is RIKACO. It offers a delivery service for seasonal foods in Japan and works closely together with LDH Kitchen.[20]

LDH WeddingEdit

LDH Wedding is a Japanese wedding planning company. They are currently offering their service for fan club members.

LDH Dance EarthEdit

LDH Dance Earth is an entertainment project founded by Exile Üsa which has the goal to convey the valuable life experiences earned by dancing and traveling.

LDH Dreams For ChildrenEdit

LDH Dreams For Children is a social contribution activity that began with the idea that there is a social contribution that can only be achieved from entertainment. With the goal of conveying the fulfillment that comes with having dreams for the future, LDH Dreams For Children tries to support those dreams and provide various experiences for the children that will be responsible for the future.

LDH OEdit

LDH O is a team of creators that came together to create various "O=OPUS (works)" in the world. This includes planning, directing and producing visual works such as stage plays, movies and dramas. They also introduced "LDH O Story Garage", where the original plot and original stories of their work are displayed as VTR plans.


Izakaya ExileEdit


ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ LDH創設メンバーの3人が語る トランスフォームする生き物 EXILEの未来のカタチ [Three founding members of LDH talk about the transforming shape of EXILE]. Web Goethe (in Japanese). Nikkei Inc. December 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b ""未来のEXILE"を目指し、夢を持つ人たちをサポートするチーム――株式会社LDH". Best Team of the Year (ベストチーム・オブ・ザ・イヤー実行委員会). 1 October 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "E-girls、メンバー脱退を経て悲願の紅白出場へ デビューからの道のりを振り返る" (in Japanese). Modelpress. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ EXILE HIRO世界進出、17年LDH再構築 [EXILE HIRO world expansion, LDH restructuring in 2017]. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. ^ "HIRO Talks New 'LDH World' Company, Goals for the Future & Extending Performers' Careers". Billboard (in Japanese). Billboard. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  7. ^ "HEADLINE Volume.056" (PDF) (in Japanese). EXPG Corporation. February 2017. p. 2. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. ^ "EXPG STUDIO". EXPG STUDIO (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  9. ^ "EXPG STUDIO Graduate". EXPG STUDIO (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  10. ^ "LDH pictures - 会社案内". LDH pictures (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  11. ^ "劇団EXILE". EXILE TRIBE mobile (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  12. ^ "LDH pictures - LABEL". LDH pictures (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  13. ^ "LDH Models company". LDH Models.
  14. ^ LDH JAPAN、新会社設立を発表 [LDH Japan announces the establishment of a new company]. modelpress (in Japanese). Modelpress. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  15. ^ "LDH martial artsが展開するジム、プロテイン・サプリメント、格闘技イベントなど最新情報をご紹介!". EXFIGHT (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  16. ^ "LDH martial artsが展開するジム、プロテイン・サプリメント、格闘技イベントなど最新情報をご紹介!". EXFIGHT (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  17. ^ "ATHLETE | MANAGEMENT | LDH - LOVE + DREAM + HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD -". ATHLETE | MANAGEMENT | LDH - LOVE + DREAM + HAPPINESS TO THE WORLD - (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  18. ^ "LDH apparel". ldhapparel.co.jp. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  19. ^ "LDH kitchen". ldhkitchen.co.jp. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  20. ^ "LDH FARM OFFICIAL WEB SITE". LDH FARM OFFICIAL SITE (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-12.

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