|Birth name||Kato Shigeaki|
|Born||July 11, 1987|
|Origin||Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan|
Shigeaki Kato(加藤 シゲアキKatō Shigeaki, born July 11, 1987) is a member of the J-pop group NEWS, from Johnny's Entertainment, Inc.
J-pop, natively also known simply as pops, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Modern J-pop has its roots in traditional Japanese music, but significantly in 1960s pop and rock music, such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys, which led to Japanese rock bands such as Happy End fusing rock with Japanese music in the early 1970s. J-pop was further defined by new wave groups in the late 1970s, particularly electronic synth-pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra and pop rock band Southern All Stars.
NEWS is a four-member Japanese band consisting of Keiichiro Koyama, Takahisa Masuda, Shigeaki Kato and Yuya Tegoshi. The group's name is an acronym based on the cardinal directions. Formed in 2003 by Johnny Kitagawa as a nine-member group under the label Johnny's Entertainment, NEWS released a promotional single "NEWS Nippon", which was used for the World Cup of Volleyball Championships. In 2004, Takahiro Moriuchi left the group and the remaining eight members released their debut single, "Kibō: Yell", which debuted atop the Oricon charts.
Kato was born in Hiroshima, Japan, but he grew up in Osaka and Yokohama-shi. [ citation needed ] As a junior he was a member of the organizations Best Beat Boys (B.B.B.), Boys Be Ambitious (B.B.A.), Best Beat Dancing (B.B.D.), Beautiful American Dreams (B.A.D.), J-support and K.K.Kity. He later debuted as a member of NEWS in 2003. Along with other NEWS members, he plays the guitar, composing some of NEWS' songs, including his own solo "Kakao" in 2002, which he composed the lyrics to.He joined Johnny's Entertainment on April 17, 1999 when he was 11 years-old.
Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. As of August 2016, the city had an estimated population of 1,196,274. The gross domestic product (GDP) in Greater Hiroshima, Hiroshima Urban Employment Area, was US$61.3 billion as of 2010. Kazumi Matsui has been the city's mayor since April 2011.
Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Osaka will host Expo 2025. The current mayor of Osaka is Ichiro Matsui.
Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in Kantō region of Japan. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.
On 2010, he graduated from the College of Law, Aoyama Gakuin University.
Aoyama Gakuin University is a private university in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Originally established in 1874 by missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church, it was reconfigured in its current form in 1949 as part of Aoyama Gakuin. Aoyama Gakuin University celebrated its 140-year anniversary in 2014 and is one of Japan's oldest higher education facilities.
On January 28, 2012, he released his first novel, Pink to Gray and has released a novel a year since.
|1999||Kowai Nichiyoubi||NTV||Episode 5: Tomodachi no J-kun|
|2000||Space Angel 2001 Yen Uchu no Tabi||Masaru||NTV|
|Kowai Nichiyoubi: 2000||NTV||Episode 16: Tsuri sagaru|
|Shijo Saiaku no Deto||Ikeda Shingoto||NTV||The 1st dates: Shijo saiaku no hatsu deto!?|
|2001||Shounen wa Tori ni Natta||TBS|
|3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei||Hasegawa Ken||TBS||Season 6|
|2004||Home Drama!||Inaba||TBS||Story 9|
|3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei||Hasegawa Ken||TBS||Season 7: episode 11|
|2005||Gekidan Engimono||Kojima||Fuji TV||Episode 13: Ie ga Tooi|
|2006||Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru||Shimizu Kota||Fuji TV|
|Gekidan Engimono||Ueno||Fuji TV||Episode 20: Car Radio ga Owareba|
|Kakure Karakuri||Abe Tomonari||TBS|
|2007||Papa to Musume no Nanokakan||Osugi Kenta||TBS|
|Sugata Sanshiro||Sugata Sanshiro||TV Tokyo|
|2009||Chichi yo, Anata wa Erakatta ~1969 Nen no Oyaji to Boku||Onodera Masaru||TBS|
|0 Goushitsu no Kyaku||Yazaki||Fuji TV||Story 3: Kampeki na Otoko|
|2010||Troubleman||Tokuda Kazuo||TV Tokyo|
|2011||Shin Jidan Koshonin Ura File||Hashima Ippei||TBS|
|Hanawake no Yon Shimai||Shozaburo Mashiko||TBS|
|3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei Final SP||Hasegawa Ken||TBS|
|2012||Hana no Zubora Meshi||Osoi||TBS/MBS|
|Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyōshi tachi~!||Kumatani Shota||TBS||Third Night: Yume|
|Shin Jidan Koshonin Ura File 2||Hashima Ippei||TBS|
|2014||Shitsuren Chocolatier||Hiroaki Sekiya||Fuji TV|
|Shin Jidan Koshonin Ura File 3||Hashima Ippei||TBS|
|Shin Jidan Koshonin Ura File 4||Hashima Ippei||TBS|
|2015||Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin||Satoru Eguchi||Fuji TV|
|2016||Kasa wo Motanai Aritachi wa||Keisuke Murata||Fuji TV|
|Momoku no Yoshinori Sensei ~Hikari wo Ushinatte Kokoro ga Mieta~||Yoshinori Arai||NTV|
|Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo||Kazutaka Yano||NTV|
|2017||Kirawareru Yuuki||Toshio Aoyama||NTV|
|2018||Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game||Ukai Zero||NTV|
|Inugamike no Ichizoku||Kindaichi Kousuke||FujiTV|
|2019||Yotsuba Ginkou Harashima Hiromi ga Monomousu ~Kono Hito ni Kakero~||Kazuhiro Yamane||TV Tokyo|
|2003 - 2007||Ya-ya-yah||TV Tokyo|
|2009 - 2010||Soukon||NTV|
|2011||Ariyoshi Japon||TBS||Irregular panelist|
|Bakushōmondai no taihen yoku dekimashita!||TV Tokyo||Panelist|
|2012 - 2015||Mirai Theater||NTV||co-hosted with Keiichiro Koyama and Shinichi Hatori|
|2015–present||NEWS na Futari||TBS||co-hosts with Keiichiro Koyama|
|2015–present||Typewriters ~Monokaki no Sekai~||Fuji TV||co-hosts with Naoki Matayoshi|
|2015–present||Hakunetsu Live Bibitto||TBS||Friday regular panelist|
|2015 - 2016||Hen Labo||NTV|
|2016 - 2019||Shounen Club Premium||NHK BS Premium|
|2017–present||Inochi no Uta||NHK||main MC|
|2005||Survival||Featured in DVD Nippon East to West Spring Concert|
|2007||Alibi(アリバイ)||Duet with NEWS member, Keiichiro Koyama. Featured in album pacific|
|2007||Chirarizumu(チラリズム)||Duet with NEWS member, Keiichiro Koyama. Featured in DVD Never Ending Wonderful Story|
|2007||Kakao(カカオ)||Featured in DVD Never Ending Wonderful Story|
|2008||HAPPY MUSIC||Featured in DVD NEWS Concert Tour Pacific 2007 2008 - The First Tokyo Dome Concert|
|2008||Murarisuto(ムラリスト)||Duet with NEWS member, Keiichiro Koyama. Featured in album color|
|2009||Shalala Tambourine(シャララ タンバリン)||Featured in DVD NEWS Live Diamond|
|2010||Iitai Dake(言いたいだけ)||Duet with NEWS member, Keiichiro Koyama. Featured in DVD NEWS Dome Party 2010 Live! Live! Live! DVD!|
|2012||Vampire wa Kakukatariki(ヴァンパイアはかく語りき)||Featured in single Chankapāna|
|2013||Dreamcatcher||Featured in album NEWS|
|2015||Escort||Featured in album WHITE|
|2016||Hoshi no Oujisama(星の王子さま)||Featured in album QUARTETTO|
|2017||Ayame(あやめ)||Featured in album NEVERLAND|
|2018||Hyouon(氷温)||Featured in album EPCOTIA|
|2019||Sekai(世界)||Featured in album Worldista|
|2008||Konnan Yatte Mimashita|
|2011||6 gatsu no Bitter Orange||Tatsuya Fukano|
|2014||Naka no Hito||Koichi Sakazaki|
|2017||Green Mile||Paul Edgecomb|
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