Just one year ago, the smile of this very popular TV announcer was directed at the TV camera, but now it is directed at a man.
It was after 6:00 p.m. in early September, when the wind was blowing pleasantly, and a couple of beautiful men and women caught my attention at a high-class supermarket crowded with ladies. The slender woman wearing a hat was Ayako Kato, 38, an announcer on hiatus.
In June 2009, she announced her marriage to Mr. A (42), and in September of last year, she graduated from “Live News It! (Fuji TV) in September of last year. (Fuji TV) in September of last year. Currently, she is not accepting any jobs in order to prioritize her family.
The two go shopping together in the early hours of the morning. Mr. A is a busy man, but he and his wife Katopan seem to be on the same page.
Mr. A is the president of an extremely inexpensive supermarket that operates mainly in the Kanto region, with annual sales of more than 340 billion yen. In January of this year, he opened a store in Taiwan, and his business is booming. Mr. A, who was the son of the first president, and Ms. Katopan, a young lady who graduated from a music college, must share the same values, because Mr. A is taking the initiative in reforming the work style within the company. He may be the reason why Katopan, who has been working hard for many years, took a break from her career.
It seems that the popular announcer, who has been very busy, is enjoying the summer vacation of his life.
From the October 6 , 2023 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Ippei Hara