Tomohisa Yamashita
山下 智久 Yamashita Tomohisa Tomohisa Aoki YamaPi YamaP Pi Tomo-chan
Gender: Male
Hometown: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Country of Origin: Japan
Birthday: Apr 9, 1985
Blood Type: A
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Tomohisa Yamashita

山下 智久
Yamashita Tomohisa
Tomohisa Aoki

Tomohisa Yamashita (山下 智久, Yamashita Tomohisa, born April 9, 1985), also known as Yamapi (山P, Yamapi) is a Japanese idol, singer-songwriter and an award-winning actor. He is a member and leader of the J-pop group NEWS and has achieved 12 consecutive number ones (singles and albums combined) on the Oricon charts since their debut in 2003. He has also garnered two number one singles as part of Shuji to Akira and as a solo artist. Yamashita graduated in September 2008 from Meiji University's faculty of commerce with a degree in marketing.

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Name: 山下智久 (やました ともひさ)
Name (romaji): Yamashita Tomohisa
Former name: 青木智久 / Aoki Tomohisa (some claim Manatsu)
Nicknames: YamaPi (山P/山ピ), Pi, Tomo-Chan
Associated acts: NEWS ,Shuuji to Akira ,Kitty GYM ,No Border ,4TOPS ,B.I.G
Profession: Actor and singer
Birthdate: 1985-Apr-09
Birth Place: Chiba, Japan
Blood Type: A
Zodiac: Aries
Height: 175cm
Weight: 60kg
Measurements: chest size 98cm!
Eyesight: Left 1.0, Right 0.3
Shoe Size: 27cm
Character: Dislike losing to others, stubborn and his temper is very bad in the morning "He's a demon"-Ikuta Toma.
Weak Points: Don't know how to make people laugh (recently, it's better) and also, he's afraid of being tickled.
Skills: Dancing (of course!)
Special Skills: He can drink malt tea using his nostrils!
Specialty: Know a little bit of mimicking.
Best Friend(s): Ikuta Toma, Ryo Nishikido, Shota Yasuda, Jin Akanishi, Yuu Shirota, Takizawa Hideaki.
Hobbies: Softball and karate.
Interest: Styling, filming etc.
Habit: Forgets to zip his pants!
Lucky Number: 1 & 7
School: Meiji University studying business but majoring in marketing.
Favorite Food: Yogurt, Boiled Egg, etc.
Favorite Colors: Black, White, Red and Gold.
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Animation: Doraemon and DRAGONBALL Z.
Favorite Word: "Majide?!" ("Really?!") or (Seriously?!)
Favorite Brand: A Bathing Ape
Favorite Thing: Doraemon
Favorite Song: All songs by Southern All Stars
Favorite band: Southern All Stars, Mr.Children, GLAY, Fukuyama Masaharu
Reason for Joining Johnny’s: When he saw Hideaki Takizawa act in a drama. He also saw Tsubasa Imai and Kawamae starring in the same drama "Mokuyou no Kaidan" and wanted to act in it too.
Family Members: Mother Naomi and younger sister Rina.
Pet: A dog named Pi-chan. It was given to him by Masaya Hattori and was named by Hideaki Takizawa. And another dog called Hime-chan.Image
Personality: Reserved but politely friendly around anyone not considered a close friend.
Ideal Type of Girl: Sincere, cute, gentle with a good character and good cooking.
First Love: During kindergarten (when a girl kissed his cheeks)
Places that he wanted to go: New York, Hawaii, Bali Island.

Credits: Yamapi Time@CR


He entered Johnny & Associates when he was 11 years old and is affectionately called YamaPi (short for Yamashita and the colour pink) by his friends, which is a nickname given to him by Hideaki Takizawa. His closest friends call him by the name "Pi", which was first used by his best friend Jin Akanishi, who is part of the group KAT-TUN.

Johnny's Junior

Since joining Johnnys, he has been a member of Jr. groups B.I.G., Four Tops, and most recently NEWS. Yamashita began to appear in television dramas soon after he joined Johnnys. In 2000, at age 15, his performance in Ikebukuro West Gate Park earned him an award for "Best New Comer". That same year, he was voted first place in the Annual Junior Awards for "Best Boyfriend", "Most Beautiful", to name a few for the first time.

When Takizawa made his debut with Tsubasa Imai as Tackey & Tsubasa in 2002, he left as the leader of Johnny's Juniors. Around the same time, Yamashita and the three most popular Tokyo Juniors Toma Ikuta, Jun Hasegawa, and Shunsuke Kazama formed Four Tops. Four Tops then began to host the Junior television program, The Shōnen Club.


In September 2003, eight other boys from Johnny's Juniors were chosen to form the group NEWS with Yamashita as the leader. NEWS's formation came as a shock to not only the fans of Four Tops but its own members as well. Yamashita later revealed that at the time, aside from Ryo Nishikido, he had barely talked to any of the other group members since they were all juniors in relation to his status within Johnny's and he had been informed that the group would merely be a temporary one-month unit. In fact, he also shared that he had never met Yuya Tegoshi before, and their first meeting ever was as fellow band mates. At the time Yamashita had been with Johnny's for around 7 years, whereas Tegoshi had only been around for 10 months.

NEWS made its formal debut on May 12, 2004. Since its debut, NEWS has had all consecutive #1 singles on the Oricon Ranking Chart. To date all 11 singles and albums have all debuted #1.[citation needed]

In October 2005, Yamashita and Kamenashi Kazuya from KAT-TUN formed Shuuji to Akira to promote their drama, Nobuta wo Produce. It was named after their characters in the show, Shuuji and Akira. They also released a single, Seishun Amigo, as Shuuji to Akira, which sold over one million copies in four weeks. Seishun Amigo was the number one best selling single on the Oricon Yearly Single Rankings for 2005. NEWS, however, was temporarily disbanded and all group activities suspended after the suspension of two of its members for underage drinking.

In spring 2006, Yamashita starred in Kurosagi, a drama based on the manga of the same name. For this purpose, Yamashita recorded his first single as a solo artist "Daite Señorita" which was #1 in the Oricon ranking.He received artist of the year along with T& T and KATTUN.His single was 4th best selling single of 2006 selling more than 600,000 records which twice the amount of NEWS's record.Much to his success rumors have speculated that Yamashita Tomohisa is set to pursue a career as a solo artist but was later proven to be untrue as stated that, Tomohisa prefers to stay with the group not as their leader but simply as a member. His modesty and well grounded nature is much recognized not only by his band members but throughout the JE fandom.

In June 2006, he became part of an unofficial group within Johnny's Entertainment called "No Border", which includes members: Matsumoto Jun of Arashi, Murakami Shingo of Kanjani8, Satou Atsuhiro of Hikaru Genji, Ikuta Toma of Johnny's Junior's, Domoto Koichi of Kinki Kids, Yamaguchi Tatsuya of TOKIO and Takizawa Hideaki of Tackey & Tsubasa. The group was formed when the 8 members from different JE groups met up for dinner and decided to name themselves No Border. They are known to interact freely, bypassing the sempai-kouhai relationships formed by JE. There is a 7 part round-robin on their jwebs about the formation of the group. Each member has a specific color - White, Black, Red, Pink, Purple, Gold, Blue, Grey. However, who holds which color is still unknown.

In the latter half of 2006, Yamashita and Thai brother duet Golf & Mike teamed up with Kitayama Hiromitsu (Kis-my-ft2), Inoo Kei (J.J. Express), Totsuka Shota (A.B.C.), and Yaotome Hikaru (Ya-Ya-Yah), to form a temporary unit called Kitty GYM, though there has never been a second T. This unit was made to cheer on the Japan Women's Volleyball team, and they released a single in August called "Fever to Future" under the name "GYM" which stands for Golf, Yamashita, and Mike, respectively.

Yamashita returned as a member of NEWS on 31 December 2006 on Johnny's Countdown 2006-2007 and released Hoshi wo Mezashite which as expected debuted to the number 1 spot.

In early 2007, Yamashita along with KAT-TUN's Koki Tanaka and Taisuke Fujigaya of Kis-my-ft2, starred in Byakkotai, a two-part mini-drama.

Kurosagi, a movie spun-off from the successful TBS drama, was released on March 8, 2008. Yamashita starred in the film, making this his first starring role in a movie. With only a budget of 2 million US dollars,the movie grossed approximately 15.5 million dollars. Such success is expected to result to more movie offerings for Tomohisa.

Yamashita Tomohisa stars in Code Blue along with other popular actresses Aragaki Yui and Toda Erika.



* March 1998 Shinrei Safaa no Shi (Child)
* December 1998 Shounentachi (Kakuda Shinya)
* February 1999 Nekketsu Renaidou (Bloodtype O Boy, Episode 7)
* May 1999 P.P.O.I (Amano Taira)
* July 1999 Kowai Nichiyoubi (Episode 5)
* September 1999 Kowai Nichiyoubi 2 (Episode 13)
* December 1999 Kiken na Kankei (Miyabe Satoshi, Episode 10, Final Episode)
* April 2000 Ikebukuro West Gate Park (Mizuno Shun)
* December 2000 Shijou Saiaku no Deeto (Okamura Yuuki, Episode 1)
* December 2000 All Star Chuushingura Matsuri (Asano Takumi)
* January 2001 Kabachitare! (Tamura Yuta)
* April 2001 Shounen wa Tori ni Natta (Nagashima Ken)
* January 2002 Long Love Letter (Otomo Tadashi)
* July 2002 Lunch no Joou (Nabeshima Koushirou)
* April 2003 Crazy Virgin Road (Hajime)
* July 2003 Stand Up!! (Iwasaki Kengo)
* October 2003 Budou no Ki (Shindou Yousuke)
* January 2004 Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni... (Fukasawa Takuma)
* July 2005 Dragon Zakura (Yajima Yuusuke)
* October 2005 Nobuta wo Produce (Kusano Akira)
* April 2006 Kurosagi (Kurosaki)
* January 2007 Byakkotai (Sakai Mineji and Sakai Shintaro)
* April 2007 Proposal Daisakusen (Iwase Ken)
* March 2008 Proposal Daisakusen SP (Iwase Ken)
* July 2008 Code Blue (Aizawa Kousaku)


* March 2008 Kurosagi (Kurosaki)

* Shinrei Surfer no Shi (1996)


Shuuji to Akira's Single
Kitty GYM


* May 31, 2006 Daite Senorita

Variety Shows

* September 1998 Love Juniors, 8 Jida J
* November 1998 Boys Be...Jr (Episode 8)
* April 1999 Seven Samurai, J Family Betrayal
* December 1999 Yattaru J
* April 2000 Children Rose Empire 2000, The Shonen Club (still running), Music-Enta, Gakibara
* April 2001 Uso!Japan
* October 2003 NEWS Best 10
* 2007 Music Fighter