Free announcer Akiko Kuji has been attracting attention for her “black sleeveless shirt” on her Instagram account. She received comments of admiration such as “cute,” “really nice outfit,” and “nice happy smile.”
Kuji was born in Iwate Prefecture in 1994. After graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University, she joined Fuji Television in 2017, where she emerged in her first year as the main anchor of the flagship program “Kuji-pan” and became the main anchor of “Mezamashi Saturday” in April 2019. However, she is transitioning to a freelance position in May 2022.
Kuji worked as a model before joining Fuji. Although freelance announcers are the standard after station announcers leave their jobs, it seems that the scope of her activities is not 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 May of this year, Kuji also announced his marriage to Yuta Watanabe of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. In her wedding report post, she also showed a photo of them huddled together in the middle of a large basketball court. Comments flooded in congratulating the happy couple. After that, the couple continued to post photos of their life in the U.S., leading to various speculations such as “Have you moved to the U.S.? The other day, however, she reported her return to Japan.
Kuji recently revealed on Instagram that she was wearing a black collared shirt and yellow pants. She is wearing sandals and a sleeveless dress, looking very fresh and summery. Kuji then announced a program in which he will appear.
On August 11, from 9 p.m., I will appear on “Himitsu no Kenmin Show Kyoku” (Yomiuri TV and NTV). All the prefectures are full of surprises. Please check it out.” (from Kuji’s Instagram)
The “Kenmin Show of Secrets” is a program in which celebrities show off little-known information about their home prefectures. Kuji started out as a model from Iwate Prefecture. She later became an announcer and then the wife of an NBA player. We can’t take our eyes off Kuji!