Akiko Yagi (八木 亜希子, Yagi Akiko, born 24 June 1965, in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)[1] is a Japanese free announcer, tarento, television presenter, newscaster, and actress. She is represented with Phonics. She is a former Fuji Television announcer from 1988 to 2000. She is the ambassador of Kanagawa Tourism.

Akiko Yagi
八木 亜希子
Born (1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 54)
NationalityJapanese
Other names
  • Akko (あっこ)
  • Yagi-chan (八木ちゃん)
EducationWaseda University Faculty of Letters Department of Psychology
Occupation
  • Announcer
  • tarento
  • television presenter
  • newscaster
Years active1988–
Agent
Known for
  • Akashiya Santa no Shijō Saidai no Christmas Present Show
  • Mezamashi TV
  • Amachan
  • BS Fuji Live: Prime News
WebsiteOfficial profile

Current appearancesEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
1990 Akashiya Santa no Shijō Saidai no Christmas Present Show Fuji TV Appeared every year at Christmas Eve
2013 Akiko Yagi no oshaberi Museum BS Fuji Irregular appearances
2015 Kikinikui Koto o Kiku TV Asahi [2]
Akiko Yagi: Love & Melody NBS
Shūkan City Promotion: Gotōji Saturday J:Com TV

As a freelancerEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2000 FNS Haru no Saiten 2000 Fuji TV
Bakushō Sokkuri monomane Benishiroutagassen Special Fuji TV
2001 FNN Hōdō Tokubetsu Bangumi: Crown Princess Masako's birth to Aiko Fuji TV Co-presented with Yūko Andō
2007 Akashiya-san channel Tokyo Broadcasting System
2008 Hiroshi Kume no TVtteyatsuha!? MBS
2009 BS Fuji Live: Prime News BS Fuji Monthly appearances
2014 Kurenai Research TV Asahi
2015 Onna no Karada Atari Search Bangumi: Naze? Soko? TV Asahi

TV dramaEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2001 Joshi-ana. Fuji TV Episode 1; Guest appearance
2013 Amachan Yoshie Adachi NHK
2015 Orient Kyūkō satsujin jiken Sonoko Kureta Fuji TV
2016 Hiru no Saint Sake Shoko Dozono TV Tokyo [3][4]
Sanada Maru Ono no Otsū NHK
2017 Rikuō Narrator TBS

RadioEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2001 Tokyo Concierge J-Wave
2007 Akiko Yagi to Tadashi Kakihana no Sound Collection NBS
Tadashi Kaikihana no anata to Happy! NBS Thursday personality
2014 Akiko Yagi: Cafe doyōbi NBS
2015 Akiko Yagi: Love & Melody NBS

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1994 Rampo Kōda-chō's daughter
1997 Dog of Flanders Mylene (voice)
1998 Ohaka ganai! Yumeno
2001 Minna no Ie Tamiko Iijima Quasi-protagonist; won the Japan Academy Prize rookie actor award [5]
2006 The Uchōten Hotel Customer
2007 Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust Herself
2008 Flying Rabitts Cabin attendant
Suspect X Newscaster
2017 Sensei!

AdvertisementsEdit

Title Notes
Rakuten Communications
Suntory Malts
Kao Corporation Clearclean
Kobayashi Pharmaceutical deodorant soap
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Played with Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII

During her Fuji TV careerEdit

News and informal programmesEdit

Year Title Notes
1988 'FNN Super Time Weather caster
Otenki Channel
1989 FNN Morning Call Monday and Tuesday appearances
1990 Konya wa Kōkishin! Reporter
Antenna Hot 7 Monday to Wednesday appearances
FNN Newscom Friday appearances
1991 Professional Baseball News Presenter
1993 Ohayō! Nice Day Sunday appearances
1994 Mezamashi TV Presenter
1997 Mezamashi TV Shumatsu-Go! Presenter
1998 FNN Super News Main caster

TV varietyEdit

Year Title Notes
1989 Waratte Iitomo! Telephone announcer
1991 Hatsumōde! Bakushō Hit Parade
FNS Super Special 1 Oku-ri no TV Yumerettō As part of the General Chair
Gold Rush!
1993 Yoru no Hit Studio Returns Special
Tonosama no Pheromone
Akashiya Sanma no Sports suru zo! Dai Hōsō Appeared in a total of 11 times
1994 Shinshun Kakushigei Taikai
1995 Entame yuenchi: Tokyo Ijū Keikaku
1996 Heisei Kyōiku TV As part of the traveling engagement
1997 That's Otaiba Entertainment
Masatoshi Nakamura no Zettai! Shirita gari
1999 FNS 30-shūnen '99 Aki no Saiten
2000 Kore ga Toshi no Sa nantedaro!?

Video gamesEdit

Title Role Notes
Samurai Shodown Kei Odagiri
World Class Baseball: Super Power League 3 Professional baseball newscaster
World Class Baseball: Super Power League FX Professional baseball newscaster Appeared with Kenji Fukui

BibliographyEdit

Year Title
2013 Sono Kimochi o Tsutaeru tame ni

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "八木 亜希子". Phonics (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 Nov 2016.
  2. ^ "タカトシ&サンド、"聞きにくい事を聞く"新番組のテーマに不安" (in Japanese). Oricon. 19 Sep 2015. Retrieved 6 Nov 2016.
  3. ^ "久住昌之の銭湯×昼酒エッセイ「昼のセント酒」ドラマ化、主演は戸次重幸". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 2 Mar 2016. Retrieved 6 Nov 2016.
  4. ^ "戸次重幸、「昼のセント酒」実写化で銭湯巡り&尻出し!「ポロリしないように…」" (in Japanese). Cinema Today. 2 Mar 2016. Retrieved 6 Nov 2016.
  5. ^ "Nikkan Gendai". 23 Jul 2013.

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