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. The president is Hiroyuki Igarashi, the leader of the Exile. The name "LDH" is an acronym of "Love + Dream + Happiness". The company operates several boy bands and girl groups and a talent school named "EXPG".
|Founded||September 18, 2003|
|Hiroyuki Igarashi (president)|
In January 2017, the company changed its name to LDH Japan and established overseas branches in United States, Asia, and Europe. They established a new company called LDH World, the parent company of the four branches. Masataka Mori was appointed as the CEO of LDH Japan.
- Exile The Second
- J Soul Brothers
- Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe
- Generations from Exile Tribe
- The Rampage from Exile Tribe
- Fantastics from Exile Tribe
- Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe
- Doberman Infinity
- Dance Earth Party
- Ace Of Spades
- Red Diamond Dogs
- Honest Boyz
- Samurize from Exile Tribe
- THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe
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.
- Los Angeles
- New York
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:
|Naoki Kobayashi||Tokyo||dancer, actor||Exile|
|Mandy Sekiguchi||Tokyo||dancer, actor, rapper||Exile|
|Taiki Sato||Tokyo||dancer, actor||Exile|
|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|
|Anna Suda||Tokyo||dancer, rapper||E-girls
|Anna Ishii||Tokyo||dancer, actress||E-girls|
|Ryuta Hidaka||Miyazaki||singer, dancer||Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe|
|Yurino Suzuki||Miyazaki||dancer, rapper||E-girls
|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
|Shuuka Fujii||Osaka||dancer, actress, model|
|Yuzuna Takebe||Osaka||singer, dancer||E-girls
|Alan Shirahama||Matsuyama||dancer, actor, DJ||Exile|
|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|
|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|
|Yoshiyuki Kanou||Sendai||singer, dancer||Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe|
LDH Pictures is a Japanese movie distribution company and management company for actors and actresses. 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. 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.
Actors and ActressesEdit
- Shintaro Akiyama
- Kousei Amano
- Sho Aoyagi
- Yu Hasebe
- Yuzuki Hirakawa
- Norihisa Hiranuma
- Anna Ishii
- Airi Kido
- Kyosuke Kurokawa
- Keita Machida
- Shoichiro Masumoto
- Elina Mizuno
- Hayato Onozuka
- Kei Otozuki
- Tarou Oumiya
- Yuta Ozawa
- Taichi Saotome
- Kanta Sato
- Arisa Sugi
- Nobuyuki Suzuki
- Masayasu Yagi
LDH Models is a Japanese model management company. 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.
JB Section ModelsEdit
- 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. 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. 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.
|Ruy Ramos||soccer coach/commentator|
|Angela Maki Vernon||surfing & Yoga instructor|
|Naohisa Ogawa||professional surfer|
|Yukio Ogawa||professional surfer|
|Teruyuki Yoshida||personal trainer|
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 Apparel is a Japanese fashion company that operates several original brands:
- Studio Seven
- TEG TEG
- CLAIR DE LUNE
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:
- Amazing Coffee
- LDH Kitchen The Tokyo Haneda
- Curry Shop Inoue Chinpangee
- Izakaya Sanbai
- Vegetable Field Tsuchida
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.
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 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.
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