Midori May, who reportedly retired, shows her “cute” figure during the “MILF” boom era. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Midori May, who reportedly retired, shows her “cute” figure during the “MILF” boom era.

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Midori Mayuki and Mr. A (right), 20 years younger than her at the time of their relationship (Dec. 15, ’89 issue)

On New Year’s Eve this year, “The Ito Family’s Dining Table” (NTV) will return for the first time in eight years as a special program.

The program, which began airing in 1997, is the crown jewel of Shiro Ito (86), and is an information program that introduces backstage information useful for daily life. It recorded the highest viewer rating of 28.8%, and a book compiling the information introduced became a huge bestseller.

The members of the Ito family, of course the father is Ito, the mother is Midori Mayuki (84), the eldest daughter is RIKACO (57), the eldest daughter’s husband is Hiroshi Fuse (65), the eldest son is Ken Miyake (44), and the second daughter is Misa Yamaguchi (39), a composition said to be based on “Sazaesan. (director of a commercial variety show).

Unfortunately, however, May, who used to be a regular on the show, will not appear.

According to the “Daily Shincho” (November 27, 2011), recently, media reports that she has “dementia” and is “in an institution” have led to a flurry of speculation, so we interviewed her manager to get to the bottom of it. He told us that he was 84 years old and that he was practically retired.

A senior executive at a long-established entertainment agency was deeply moved by the fact that May had left the stage unnoticed, saying, “In her twenties, she was a legitimate singer.

In her 20s, she was a legitimate singer, and in her 30s, she became an actress and multi-talented artist.’ From the 1980s, she rode the ‘mature woman boom,’ appearing in Nikkatsu Roman Porno movies and releasing nude photo books, which were also big hits. She also appeared in a nude photo book, which was also a big hit, and was very active as a variety entertainer in “The Ito Family. She was truly a multi-talented person who continued to be active in accordance with the times of the Showa and Heisei eras.

In 1961, the year after her hit “Ohimara nara kuru ne (Come if you have time)” became a big hit, she made her first appearance on the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen (13th). The following year (the 14th Kohaku) and the year after that (the 15th Kohaku), she became a popular singer, appearing in three consecutive years.

When May sang at the 14th Kohaku, the instantaneous viewership rating was an astounding 85.3%, the highest ever. This figure has not been beaten to this day.

She was such an extremely popular singer, but at the height of her popularity, she retired from show business once when she got married in ’65. However, seven years later she divorced and returned to show business, and from then on she became a multi-talented talent and actress, once again gaining popularity.

She then rode the “mature woman boom” of the early 1980s and became a pioneer of “mature woman nudity” by publishing photo collections. She was a symbolic figure in the Showa era entertainment industry.

”I’m the kind of person who can’t live alone.”

In the past, “FRIDAY” interviewed May directly.’ It was November 1989, and she was 50 at the time. She was rumored to be getting married for the fourth time in the midst of the mature woman boom.

When I approached her at a politician’s party accompanied by Mr. A, she said, “Well, you know, I’ve been living with Mr. A for about a year now,

When I approached her, she replied, “Well, it’s been about a year and a half (since we started living together). I’m the kind of person who can’t live alone. I need someone by my side.

I need someone to be by my side,” she answered matter-of-factly. When I pointed out that it is taboo for a manager and a celebrity to be in a relationship, she replied, “I started going out with him two years ago,

I started dating him right after my divorce two and a half years ago. As expected, the office told us to remain friends for about six months. But I was told by the office to remain friends for about six months.

He smiled shyly. The reporter who interviewed her was instantly drawn in by the cuteness of her gesture.

Then, as she neared her 60th birthday, she appeared on the variety show “Ito’s Family Dining Table” (Nippon Television Network Corporation).

After that, Mr. A became the president of May’s private office, and they have been in a de facto marriage for more than 20 years since then, but there are rumors that they have separated in the last few years.

It is a pity that we will not be able to see her in good health, but we would like to once again express our gratitude for the accomplishments she has left in the world of television.

  • PHOTO Takashi Hotta

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