Playback ’14] Fuji Announcers Yoko Ikuno and Mitsuhiro Nakamura: The Date that Foreshadowed Their Marriage 9 Months Later | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Playback ’14] Fuji Announcers Yoko Ikuno and Mitsuhiro Nakamura: The Date that Foreshadowed Their Marriage 9 Months Later

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Wearing the same brand of down, like a pair look (February 14, ’14 issue)

What did “FRIDAY” report 10, 20, and 30 years ago? In “Playback Friday,” we take a look back at the topics that were hot at the time. This time, we bring you “The weekend scene where Fuji’s Yoko Ikuno confirmed her ‘Now Marriage! on the weekend.

Fuji Television’s Yoko Ikuno (29 at the time) and Mitsuhiro Nakamura (29) were colleagues who joined the company in 2007. In fact, they have often been rumored to be in a relationship. However, they have never admitted it. This magazine witnessed a scene that foreshadowed their “marriage.

[whispering, cussing, and secret talk: ……]

It was a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon. One Saturday afternoon, it was bitterly cold, and a couple was seen heading to a movie theater in Shinagawa, wearing Moncler down jackets as if they were paired together. They are Yoko Ikuno and Mitsuhiro Nakamura, the two Fuji Television announcers known as “Shoppan,” who have been rumored to be dating for over five years.

The above date scene was taken in 2002, but in fact, this magazine had photographed them together in 2010. At that time, we interviewed Shaopan directly, but he said, “Excuse me, I’ll ask my public ist,” and when we asked his publicist, he laughed and said, “I don’t think it’s what you’re expecting.

However, Shaopan had been giving off hints that she had a boyfriend, such as saying on a TV program, “I like to kiss bye-bye,” and it was reported that she and her co-star, Hiroyuki Ariyoshi, were getting along well. However, the article’s description of their date suggests that Nakamura’s true love was Nakamura Anna. This can be seen in the following description in the article.

They have been together for a long time, and they were in perfect synch during the date. They were walking side by side, but when someone comes from across the street, they quickly move away from each other so as not to be noticed. When they passed by someone on the other side of the street, they would quickly move away to avoid being noticed, and when they passed by someone on the other side of the street, they would move closer together again, whispering and giggling in private.

After watching the movie, they stopped by an Irish bar and enjoyed a leisurely meal over a two-hour period before walking with accustomed gait into Chopin’s apartment.

It seems that there was a reason why they could not make their relationship public. The article introduced the following comment from a Fuji Television official.

“Their senior announcer, Yuri Akimoto, married Ryusei Ikuta, also of Fuji, and immediately went on maternity leave. Ikuta is a handsome younger brother of Johnny’s’s Toma Ikuta, and he is very high-profile. Naturally, this case caused a stir both inside and outside Japan. In fact, Akimoto’s assignment was switched from “NEWS JAPAN,” for which he was the anchor, to a late-night variety show. Both Ikuno and Nakamura appear on Fuji’s flagship program, “Mezamashi TV,” so they are very cautious about the timing of their relationship announcement.

However, around the end of ’13, nearly a year after Akimoto’s marriage and maternity leave, Nakamura began to leak to those around her that she was getting married, and as this magazine saw on that day, she began spending most weekends at Shoppan’s apartment.

The date scene foreshadowed the “Mezamashi Marriage” of the two, who will turn 30 in 2002.

Just as this magazine had predicted, they registered their marriage on September 26 of the same year. Shaopan bravely retired as the fifth general host of “Mezamashi TV” and became the main anchor of “FNN Prime News.

While continuing to work on the evening news, she gave birth to her first child in April 2007 and her second in August 2009, and currently appears on “Live News It! on Saturdays and Sundays. Nakamura also appears on “S-PARK” and other programs. She says that she does not divide the housework and childcare duties between the two of them, but whichever one is available is in charge. It seems that the two like-minded colleagues are leading a happy family life.

Two people heading to a movie theater in Shinagawa. They naturally kept their distance as they passed many people (’14 Feb. 14).
The movie they watched that day was “Eternal 0”. After the movie, Chopin seemed excited and talked to Nakamura several times (Feb. 14, ’14 issue).
The two of them in JR station. Since the announcers are easily noticed by each other’s voices, they always talk in private with their faces close together (February 14, ’14 issue).
A two-shot taken by this magazine in 2010. Nakamura is in the back (October 1, 2010 issue).
When this magazine asked him directly, he simply replied, “Please go through the public relations department” (October 1, 2010 issue).
  • PHOTO Kojiro Yamada (1st~4th), Ippei Hara (6th)

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