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LDH logo

LDH's current logo (2017-present)

LDH JAPAN logo

LDH JAPAN logo (2017-present)

LDH JAPAN Inc. (株式会社LDH JAPAN) is a Japanese entertainment agency founded by EXILE and established on September 18, 2003 with EXILE HIRO serving as president of the company. The company provides several artist management services for singers, dancers, actors, models and more. The name of the company is an acronym for Love, Dream & Happiness.

AboutEdit

LDH ASIA logo

LDH ASIA logo (2017-present)

LDH EUROPE logo

LDH EUROPE logo (2017-present)

LDH USA logo

LDH USA logo (2017-present)

LDH WORLD logo

LDH WORLD logo (2017-present)

On October 17, 2002, the six founding members of EXILE invested ¥500,000 each, with a capital of 3 million yen, to establish a company, and established the EXILE ENTERTAINMENT LTD., with HIRO serving as the president.

On September 18, 2003, the company merged with the model company ThreePoint and formed LDH as a joint-stock company. With the creation, HIRO stayed with his position as president and Mori Masataka was appointed as the executive vice president.

On January 1, 2017, the agency was rebranded with a new logo and announced a world expansion, with creation of the LDH ASIA, LDH WORLD, LDH USA and LDH EUROPE establishments. Starting from this day, the Japanese establishment of the agency would be called LDH JAPAN. For LDH WORLD, EXILE HIRO took on the role of chief creative officer, while VERBAL, NIGO and Dr. Romanelli (aka DRx) were appointed as executive creative directors. Mori Masataka was appointed as the CEO of LDH JAPAN, Matsuda Makoto as the CEO of LDH ASIA, Afrojack as the CEO of LDH EUROPE and Mori Hirotaka as the CEO of LDH USA.

Several group companies were also established with the expansion,[1] including already formed inside companies, such as:

  • LDH apparel (responsible for original fashion brands, such as "24karats", "J.S.B.", "STUDIO SEVEN", "FULL-BK", and etc.)
  • LDH pictures (responsible for film distribution)
  • LDH stage (responsible for the live concerts of their artists)
  • LDH music & publishing (an inside label, production platform and publisher of LDH in 3 continents: Asia, North America and Europe, with bases in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Shanghai; managed by Sato Tatsuro)
  • LDH kitchen (responsible for entertainment related with food, managed by Suzuki Hiroyuki)
  • LDH models (responsible to model management)
  • LDH martial arts (responsible to manage and training fighting athletes, managed by Takaya Hiroyuki)
  • LDH dancearth (a project founded and managed by Usami Yoshihiro, that has the goal to convey the valuable life experiences earned by dancing and traveling.)
  • LDH expg (the company responsible for the EXPG STUDIO training schools)
  • LDH farm (a new company that focuses on Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) and producing organic foods, managed by RIKACO)
  • LDH wedding (responsible for producing wedding ceremonies)
  • LDH O (a creator team in partnership of LDH JAPAN with Suzuki Osamu)

ManagementEdit

This list reflects on the LDH JAPAN acts.

ArtistEdit

ActorEdit

Female
Male
Gekidan EXILE

TalentEdit

ModelEdit

AthleteEdit

SwimmerEdit

Parkour PerformerEdit

Professional SurferEdit

  • Angela Maki Vernon
  • Ogawa Naohisa
  • Ogawa Yukio

Pro-Volleyball PlayerEdit

FightersEdit

Personal TrainerEdit

  • Yoshida Teruyuki

SpecialistEdit

SongwritersEdit

Voice TrainersEdit

  • Kimura Keiji
  • Goda Keiko

ChoreographersEdit

Scenario WriterEdit

  • Kashida Shougo
  • Watanabe Kei

Movie DirectorEdit

  • Nishikori Yoshinari

MCEdit

  • MC USK

Former ArtistsEdit

LDH former logo

LDH's first logo (2003-2016)

TriviaEdit

  • LDH already had 3 active female groups with the names of LDH's acronym (Love, Dream and Happiness), but the duo Love disbanded in 2012 and the group Dream disbanded in 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.ldh.co.jp/eng/company/

External linksEdit

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