Printer Friendly

Yoshimoto to tie up with bathhouse operator.

OSAKA, July 22 Kyodo

Major entertainment firm Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. announced Monday it will link up with Jinendo Co., which operates 21 bathhouses nationwide, to start a business that combines comedy and bathhouses.

The Osaka-based entertainment agency said it will send its entertainers to Jinendo's ''Gokurakuyu'' bathhouses to entertain customers.

The two companies will occasionally offer Rakugo comic storytelling and magic shows performed by Yoshimoto entertainers, including noted comedian Toshio Sakata, at such facilities across Japan from September, Yoshimoto said.

Sakata said at a press conference that he hopes to make the bathhouses entertaining to the elderly and young people.

Yoshimoto's entertainers will first perform comic backchat Aug. 26 at one bathhouse each in the ancient city of Nara, and Satte, Saitama Prefecture, Yoshimoto said.

They also plan to hold karaoke singing competitions at the bathhouses so local residents can socialize with each other.
COPYRIGHT 2002 Kyodo News International, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Japan Weekly Monitor
Date:Jul 29, 2002
Previous Article:Moody's downgrades Taiheiyo Cement to B1 from Ba2.
Next Article:Court rejects Futagoyama's ex-wife restraining order demand.

Related Articles
Yoshimoto Kogyo in talks with Toshiba over content tie-up+.
Yoshimoto to enter comedy entertainment business in China.
Yoshimoto Kogyo becomes major shareholder of Iwai Securities.
Yoshimoto Kogyo to join Keidanren, Kansai business lobby.
Keidanren accepts entertainment firm Yoshimoto Kogyo as member.
FOCUS: Yoshimoto a new stimulus to business lobby.
Yoshimoto incurs 41.9% net profit dip on securities loss.
Yoshimoto, Matsushita to jointly offer broadband shows.
Yoshimoto Kogyo to produce movies with H.K. firms.
Yoshimoto Kogyo revises net profit outlook upward for FY 2002.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters