Julie Fujishima will reportedly become the new president of Johnny & Associates.
Fujishama is the eldest daughter of Mary Kitagawa, and was Johnny Kitagawa's niece. She had been serving as the company's vice president.
Former idol Hideaki Takizawa was also reportedly in contention to become the company's new president. He will stay on as president of Johnnys' Island Inc., an affiliate of Johnny & Associates, a position he has held since January 2019.
Fujishama and Takizawa have been meeting regularly and more frequently since Johnny Kitagawa was hospitalized last month. The two are widely expected to accelerate the modernization of the organization.