World's top 25: 17 Tokyu Agency

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Organization totals ($ in millions)

Worldwide 2000 1999 % chg

Gross income $235.4 $201.8 16.7

Billings $2,041.4 $1,754.1 16.4

Employees 1,484 1,544 -3.9

Offices 8 8 0.0

Notes: Tokyu, the ad organization, includes three advertising agencies led by flagbearer Tokyu Agency network and four nonadvertising operations: CAT Inc. (visual production company), Image Studio 109 (rental studio), Tokyu Space Creation (airport and outdoor media sales and development), Kaburagi Studio (photographic creative agency), and Tokyu Agency Media System (planning, production and sales for transit and outdoor media). The four non-ad units contributed gross income of $19.7 million, up 38%, on billings of $185 million in 2000. The Tokyu Agency network includes the huge Tokyu Agency plus Honsoku Haihatsu Corp. (sales promotion), and Agent Jyuku Co. (event marketing).

Asian & Pacific offices Billings

Tokyu Agency, Tokyo (NA) 1,842.0

Hansoku Kaihatsu Corp. , Tokyo (MJ) 57.4

Agent Jyuku Co. , Tokyo (MJ) 16.6

Officer: Hisashi Nagatoshi, pres & CEO

Headquarters: Tokyu Agency/4-8-18 Akaska, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107-8417/Phone: 813-3475-3691/Fax: 813-3475-4057/URL:

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