Free announcer Akiko Kuji has been attracting attention for her “too neat blue one-piece dress” on her Instagram account. She received a lot of admiring comments such as, “The floral one-piece is cute,” “It’s so summery,” and “It’s so nice.”
Kuji was born in Iwate Prefecture in 1994. After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University, she joined Fuji Television in 2017, where she made her mark in her first year, taking charge of the signature program “Kuji Pan.” In April 2019, she became the main anchor on “Mezamashi Saturday.” However, after only five years, she gave up on her announcing career and became a freelance announcer in May 2021.
With only 5 years of experience, fans wonder if she will be okay. Such fears were briefly raised among fans, but there seems to be no problem at all. Kuji appeared at the fashion and music event “Rakuten Girls Award 2022 SPRING/SUMMER” held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on May 14. She was able to talk with Ryota Yamasato of Nankai Candies, Chocolate Planet, and creator Aya Nakamachi, who also served as an MC.
Incidentally, the much-talked-about post also seems to have been an outfit she wore when she appeared as a freelancer on Fuji Television, her old stomping ground.
The outfit she wore during her recent appearance on Fuji Television’s “Pop Up!
Kuji worked as a model before joining Fuji. While freelance announcers are the standard after leaving Fuji Television, Kuji’s activities do not seem to be limited to freelance announcing. 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.
In the midst of all this, she also suddenly announced her marriage to Yuta Watanabe of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. In her post about the wedding, she also showed a photo of the two of them huddled together in the middle of a large basketball court together. Comments flooded congratulating the happy couple. Kuji was so moved by this that she posted a thank-you note to her fans.
Fans can’t seem to take their eyes off of Kuji!