Fans rejoice as Akiko Kuji “cheers for her husband from the VIP seats at the NBA!
Free announcer Akiko Kuji has been creating a buzz after reporting on her own Instagram account that she was “watching the NBA game from VIP seats.
The NBA 2022-2023 season has begun” (from Kuji’s Instagram).
Kuji was born in Iwate Prefecture in 1994. After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University, Kuji joined Fuji Television in 2017, where he made his mark in his first year, taking charge of the signature program “Kuji Pan.” In April 2019, he became the main anchor on “Mezamashi Saturday. However, after only five years, she gave up on her career as an announcer and became a freelancer in May 2021.
Kuji worked as a model before joining Fuji. Although freelance announcers are the standard after leaving Fuji, Kuji’s activities are not limited to being a freelance announcer. Her activities as a model and TV personality are also highly anticipated. She also has 460,000 followers on Instagram and is expected to be active as an influencer.
Kuji also announced her marriage to NBA player Yuta Watanabe in May of this year. Since the announcement, Kuji has been busy traveling back and forth between Los Angeles, where her husband was training, New York, home of his new team, and Tokyo. When she is in the U.S., she goes shopping, cooks home-cooked meals, and trains with her husband, posting joyful scenes of their newlywed life on Instagram to make her fans feel relaxed.
Her husband, Watanabe, has made the Brooklyn Nets’ roster for the season opener and has started his life in New York in earnest. Kuji seemed to have visited a Nets home game to see her husband in such a heroic pose.
Kuji wore a black parka and a fuzzy jacket to the arena. The seat she was interested in was a VIP seat right in front of the court. I wonder if it is because she is the wife of a player that she can sit there. I envy her.
Since the season opener, Watanabe has been gradually getting better. In a recent game against the Dallas Mavericks, he made two 3-pointers.
It must have been thanks to the cheers of his wife, Kuzipan!