August 15th AniSong Plus LIVE

On August 15th at Nakano Sun Plaza
I’ll be making an appearance at
AniSong Plus LIVE!

The main MC will be the group America Zarigani.
But the two of us will be doing a sub MC!
Since this is a live, that means no retakes
so I wonder if us newcomers will be able to handle it??

I’m starting to think that if we fail our MC
there might be some punishment game… or something.

Right, well because at this event…
the previous guests have gone so far as to form a
support group from the things they were forced to do…
Being so close now, I can smell a sense of danger there

So please come out to enjoy all the happenings you can only see here
and of course the singing on stage!

For more information go here ↓
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/anison/2011live/index.html

Please check it out ^^

Tomorrow’s “Neta no Neta”

Tomorrow, July 15th
on News Morning Satellite (5:45am ~ 6:40am)
I’ll be making an appearance!

Today we went on site to Neta no Neta to film for tomorrow’s show.

This is the shop of tomorrow’s opening theme

Here is how the shop looks like before it opens

It’s so stylish inside…

and then, open!
There’s quite a lot of space in between seats
so it looks pretty relaxing ^^

The show is about “The shop with the most delicious ____ type of food”
so I got to taste a lot of stuff ^^

Here is a chain from Australia that has opened 3 stores
What is the secret to their popularity?
And what type of food do they serve?
Please check out tomorrow’s show to find out ^^

The food was amazing ^^

Today we were at a food place so I had a lot of fun recording
but Morning Satellite is usually a morning show that reports about the economy.
I’ll probably be really nervous when the real show airs, but I’ll do my best.

July 7th Kidzania broadcast

Yesterday on tanabata July 7th
it was “Channel 7’s TV Tokyo Day”
and at Koutouku Tokyo’s Kidzania
from July 7th to the 8th at 4pm
we had a TV Tokyo special event ^^

And yesterday I was able to give a live update
from the Tokyo Kidzania!!

Tokyo Kidzania is a place aimed to show kids
what it’s like to work at different jobs.
All those working little kids are such a cute sight ^^

You can try out all sorts of different jobs at Tokyo Kidzania.

For example a gas station attendant

It was so lovely to see them in their uniforms and greeting people ^^

And then this “little bus” running around inside Kidzania…

In a cute voice “Now if you look over to your right~”
Girls can get experience being a bus guide.

And then the very popular “Firefighter experience”

Here are the kids working hard fighting fires.

There was a little boy who’s uniform was a little too big for him.

But all the kids wearing the uniforms were very cute ^^

And here are some excited parents
taking pictures of their kids

Looking at the joyful expression on their faces…
just made me want to take a picture

It got me thinking… if that was my kid
Having them dress up in different uniforms
and trying out different jobs
is something I’d definitely want to see

Tokyo Kidzania is such a wonderful place both parents and kids can enjoy ^^

It is the same Tokyo Kidzania from where I gave my report.

Having a live broadcast as my first appearance on screen as an announcer
was so incredibly nerve-wrecking! >< A ton of people were telling me "Good luck" and sending me emails... I was able to face my first broadcast with the support of a lot of friendly voices Of course there is a lot to review but I was very happy to take that first step forward. I had talked to Kano-san, who was in charge of this report last year and just like she said, the kids were so hyper! Even though I was wearing earphones, I couldn't hear my own voice. Being in such a bustling place like this made me realize once again how important it is to have a loud voice. I know I will have plenty more "first experiences" after this but I know that if I don't take each one seriously and learn from them I will regret it later. I'll do my best to learn from this and keep on working hard!

I think I’ll remember this day every Tanabata (July 7th) now ^^
July 7th was a very nerve-wrecking but important day for me.

New show “Moe x Kon”

Starting July 11th, every night from Monday to Sunday
is our new show “Moe x Kon”!

This is a show
where we will introduce entertainment recommended by TV Tokyo
such as events, movies, plays, DVDs and books…
Once in a while we will also have guests come on
to talk about why something in particular is so amazing
The MCs of that show will be two first year TV Tokyo employees
Ueda and myself

Having only been with the company for three months…
Our first regular tv show, our first MC
I would imagine there may be a few clumsy moments.
Wait, it’ll probably be full of clumsy moments.
But I hope to gain a lot of experience from this
and grow from it! ^^

But while I am grateful for this opportunity to learn…
I will still be working my hardest
to properly showcase the latest entertainment news!

In our first week we will be showing the very popular soon to air
“Pokemon Best Wishes: Victini and the Black Hero Zekrom
and Victini and the White Hero: Reshiram”!
We also have an amazing voice actress as a guest to comment…!
So please check it out

I am nervous about my first regular on this show.
But anyway, here is what the set looks like ^^

Every week the person leading the MC changes so
our meetings are 1 at a time

But I secretly got some pics of Ueda during her meeting ^^
Something that eases our nerves through this
are these stuff animals resting on top of our desks

So who is this character?
This guy shows up in “Natsume’s Book of Friends”
which we’ll be introducing next week ^^

Although the first thing we’re going to introduce is pokemon
we have a lot of pokemon stuffed animals too
I just forgot to take pics of them…
As we went through the recording
by the time I remembered, the Pokemon weren’t there anymore
I guess I was too focused on the MC
and it slipped my mind…

I’ll be working my hardest so please support “Moe x Kon”!

Our first ep airs Monday July 11th and 3am ^^
The channel will be of course

^^ (Analog channel 12) Please support us!

Training Diary 10 News Studio training

The other day I did some news studio training!

To be honest
I was really nervous…

Announcer Kurano senpai said “I just stopped by to take a peek!”
actually a lot of senpais from the announcer department came to see
which made me even more nervous

I was double-checking the script right up until we started

My colleague Ueda also had a serious face on

By the way, these pics were taken by Announcer Itagaki
Thank you for taking them!

Our afternoon training was reviewing the video clips
taken from our news studio training…
And in doing this, hearing your own voice and seeing yourself
you can really pick out your own characteristics and habits
I really learned a lot from it.
I hope to really make good use of this afternoon’s training

I was nervous this time but
there are things waiting for me that’ll make me even more nervous
so I need to get stronger! ^^

Training Diary 9 Makeup Training

Today is pretty hot isn’t it!
This might end up being the hottest day of the year…?!
We’re getting closer and closer to summer
as well as getting closer to the end of our training…

 

Yesterday we had some makeup training
and afterwards, we had a photo shoot!
Here’s a quick pic of Ueda and me ^^
in suits…

 

 

and now here in a casual outfit!

 

 

Here’s a shot with Announcer Nakakawa
who oversaw the photo shoot as well as that day’s afternoon lecture ☆

 

 

The afternoon training was time management while reading the news
As we approach… the end of our training
there will be a lot of challenges, but first and foremost, do not panic!
also develop a good sense of time!
We were taught these two points would be very important when the real thing comes
I’ll be sure to keep these things in mind
and keep on working hard!

Training Diary 8

At yesterday’s training,
I got to observe sponsored programming!

I got to watch Announcer Kano’s recording the other day
but I didn’t a chance to take any pics…

So this time I made sure to bring my cellphone
and made sure to ask the announcer in charge, Shiroishi, for 1 picture! ^^

And of course I turned my phone off during the actual recording ^^

In addition to all the learning I get from watching my senpai’s recording
it also gives me a lot of motivation
Because I want get things down as soon as possible!
I really look forward to being able to give a reading

Shiroishi-san also gave us a ton of pointers on top of her recording
so after watching her recording… we gave it a try!

 

 

First up was Ueda…
I just happened to take a pic of her straining her back

Just watching her made me nervous too though
Even after telling myself “You won’t be nervous”
but I mean, when it’s your first time, it’s expected you’ll be nervous
so I…

Doing a recording in a studio like this and talking directly into a mic
I could hear all the fine details of my own speaking
I totally understand announcer Kojima now
who has been saying over and over “It’s simple yet hard”

Outdoor training 4

Here’s the 2nd half of our race tracks training ^^

I got to check out the broadcasting van.
It’s not something you normally get to see…
so it was a really good opportunity for me.

First off, I was so surprised at it’s size

Inside, I was surprised to see so many gadgets…
I took a picture so you guys could see,
there are a ton of small monitors.
You can keep watch over a ton of different monitors
so at any point you can be like, ok switch to this screen!
It looked like it was something that required a lot of concentration.

Here is us with Kawaue-san from the photography department
We got to see him switching back and forth during a live stream.

It reminded me once again how many people are involved in a broadcast
I mean the cameramen were outside the entire time in the heat filming…

By the way, I read this in a book somewhere
So a person who reads out the news in America is called an “Anchor man”
Would a woman who does that be called an Anchor woman?
There are so many different positions out there, you can’t forget these things when reading a script.

And Shimada-san has said this countless times,
but it’s so important to never take other people for granted.

As a new member I must keep this in mind.
But even after that, that should not change.

 

 

After understanding the importance of those fundamentals
I bought my first horse racing tickets ever! ^^

My senpais are used to it and all… but I wonder if I would win?
I didn’t know how to buy the tickets, so I had to look up my notes while asking…

The top ticket is Ueda’s
The bottom 2 are mine

It was our first time, so we bought bets for place
I also got a combination bet, if I won that, the winnings would be so high!
3, 14, 10…
I wonder if I’ll get it, I wonder if I’ll get it

 

 

The results were
3, 10, 14

Ahh soo close… >< But I won in my place bet! It was my first time cashing in a prize too. I guess that's beginners luck ^^

Outdoor training 3

June 4th, good weather.

 

We went to the race tracks for some outdoor training!
Our leader, as well as the person in charge of the horse racing updates
was announcer Shimada ^^

 

This was my first time going to the race tracks
I was surprised because it was pretty different from what I had imagined
First off, it’s so huge! And so refreshing!

 

 

Everything was green all over, it felt amazing.
Everything was taller, wider, and longer than I imagined.
The studio we went to for the program recording was on the 9th floor.

 

And also, there were tons of shops and people,
the inside was like… like a shopping mall next to a theme park.
There were also lots of fancy stuff too, I was surprised.

 

I watched the first race
And in the second race, I tried to cast it…

 

 

Ueda is on the left, I’m on the right.
The two of us weren’t used to looking through binoculars.

 

 

I tried to keep up with the racing horses
Prior to the race, I had looked at the chart
and memorized the rider colors and the names they matched up with
but even through the binoculars, I couldn’t make out the colors…
The horses all looked the same and I couldn’t really make anything out…
On top of that, the race progressed so quickly…
It was hard to cast!!

 

The people who report horse racing updates are so incredible!

 

 

 

And since we weren’t used to looking through binoculars,
it made us kind of dizzy…

 

How do you fix this I wonder.

 

 

Here is me closing my eyes and trying to restore my semicircular canals (balance system in your ears)
and then announcer Shimada was behind me and secretly took this picture ^^;

 

Quite a downer.
…Real time casting announcers are just so amazing! ^^

 

After that, we went to look around the place!
We put the racing booklet in our back pockets to look like pros ^^

 

 

Here is Ueda and Shimada looking like horse racing regulars ^^
I was wearing a skirt so I couldn’t look like a regular ><

 

We checked out the whole horse race track

 

 

First up, the live broadcast studio…
We were studying senpai announcer Suguro
as he was actually casting on the show live

 

 

We went inside the race grounds too
We could watch the races close up from here

 

 

On our way to the inner part of the grounds
we saw a ton of parents who brought their kids
that was another shocker for me
It wasn’t only just guys, there were girls and families as well

 

Inside the grounds, there were a ton of flowers blooming, it was so pretty ^^
This kind of thing is probably what makes it easier for girls to come out to the tracks

 

 

We didn’t bring our cellphones along
so Shimada-san took a picture for us with his digital camera

 

 

Shimada-san said “If you were to look at this picture alone, you couldn’t tell it was the racetracks!”
He’s right… ^^

 

Also there were a ton of food carts out too,
as well as a playground for little kids, it had everything
Parents can bring their kids to the race tracks and both of them can have a fun day ^^

 

 

It was a really fulfilling day, with so much going on,
in my next post, I’ll write up about the second half of this day ^^

Sheep club

Last weekend after our training…
I participated in a “Sheep club” meeting ^^

 

Now as to what the
“Sheep club” is

 

Well my fellow coworkers really love Genghis Khan
so basically its a club where we go out and eat delicious genghis khan!! ^^

 

The people who like genghis khan are
Announcers Saito, Mizuhara, and Hayashi
and two newcomers, Ueda and myself were also invited along

 

Now I’m from Hokkaido,
so I’m very familiar with genghis khan… and I just love it ^^

 

The moment you enter the shop, you can see clouds of smoke
so the proper clothes to wear are ones that can be hung out to dry
but although a little of the smell gets into your clothes, it’s all still very delicious ^^

 

Since everyone recommended this particular genghis khan restaurant…
the meat was of course amazing!!
Even the people who don’t really like genghis khan
don’t really complain about this place, it was so good

 

As you know I like to eat a lot,
but of course in front of my senpais I had to show some restraint
or so I thought…
My “normal portion” I guess is a lot bigger than most peoples
So even after holding back a little, it may have looked like… I wasn’t holding back at all

 

Because I mean my chopsticks kept slowly creeping up
towards the delicious genghis khan

 

Self control. Self control.

 

We were again nervous to talk to our senpais
but at this kind of place, it was easier to talk informally with them.
Saito-san, Mizuhara-san, Hayashi-san thank you very much!

 

I only have 1 regret, I didn’t take any pictures…
It’s been about 2 months since I started this blog
and I’m still not used to taking pictures of my every day life

 

The day after the “Sheep club” meeting, we had outdoor training
which was a certain place related to “horses”… and it was my first time there.

 

I got some pictures this time ,
so in the next few days, I’ll be writing about that.

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