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|Native name||Nepuchūn (ネプチューン)|
Neptune (ネプチューン, Nepuchūn) is a three-man Japanese conte group consisting of two boke, Taizo Harada (原田 泰造, Harada Taizō), and Ken Horiuchi (堀内 健, Horiuchi Ken) - usually referred to as Horiken (ホリケン), and one tsukkomi, Jun Nagura (名倉 潤, Nagura Jun). Their trio name comes from the Kinnikuman character, Neptuneman.
The group debuted with Ohta Production back in 1994 but is currently with the talent agency Watanabe Entertainment.
Cowcow is a Japanese comedy duo managed by the entertainment conglomerate Yoshimoto Kogyo who perform manzai comedy. The members, Yoshi, the tsukkomi of the group, and Kenji Tada, the boke, are both from Osaka Prefecture. They have been guests on quite a few TV variety shows, such as Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!.
Watanabe Entertainment Co., Ltd. is a major Japanese entertainment conglomerate and a member of the Watanabe Production Group. Its head office is in Shibuya, Tokyo and the company's principle functions include organizing television and radio programming, managing Japanese entertainers as well as hosting foreign entertainers on visits to Japan, and planning and production of various commercial and goods advertising ventures.
Ken is a masculine given name of Scottish / Scottish Gaelic origin. It is used either as a given name or as a short form of names with the letters "Ken". Ken is also a Japanese name which can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.
Iwao is both a masculine Japanese given name and a Japanese surname. Notable people with the name include:
Jun'ichi or Junichi is a masculine Japanese given name.
Monomane Grand Prix is a monomane variety owarai special program broadcast on Nippon Television on May 3, 2009. It is a renewal of Monomane Battle, which ended its broadcast on January 4 earlier that year. Neptune serves as the presenters of the event with Hélène Hayama and Mika Oguma providing additional assistance, replacing the previous Naoko Ken and Hiromi.
Groups of Traditional Buildings is a Japanese category of historic preservation introduced by a 1975 amendment of the law which mandates the protection of groups of traditional buildings which, together with their environment, form a beautiful scene. They can be post towns, castle towns, mining towns, merchant quarters, ports, farming or fishing villages, etc. The Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs recognizes and protects the country's cultural properties under the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties.
Harada is the 52nd most common Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Mitsuo is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Tsuneo is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Taizō, Taizo or Taizou is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Jun Nagura is a Japanese comedian, actor and businessman who is the leader of the comedy trio Neptune and in charge of tsukkomi. He is nicknamed Jun-chan (潤ちゃん) and Leader.
Taizo Harada is a Japanese comedian and actor who performs boke in the comedy trio Neptune. He is nicknamed Taizō (タイゾー).
Ken Horiuchi is a Japanese comedian who performs boke in the comedy trio Neptune. He is nicknamed Horiken (ホリケン). He also creates stories for the trio.
Kento Kaku is a Japanese actor born in Tokyo. He has appeared in a number of feature films, television series and stage productions. He is represented with Amuse, Inc. His wife is actress Nana Eikura.
Ohta Production Inc. (株式会社太田プロダクション) and sometimes shortened to Ohta Pro is a Japanese talent agency headquartered in Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo. It was founded in 1963 and focuses on talent management for actors, athletes, comedians and tarento. The agency have produced numerous television personalities in the entertainment industry.
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