Mona Yamamoto

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Mona Yamamoto
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Mona Yamamoto at Ohi Racecourse, on July 9, 2008
Native name 山本 モナ
Born (1976-02-11) February 11, 1976 (age 41)
Onomichi, Japan
Occupation Television host/presenter
Years active 2000-2011
Notable work Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Fuji Television

Mona Yamamoto (山本 モナ, Yamamoto Mona, born February 11, 1976 Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese TV announcer and presenter. Her father is Norwegian and she became a naturalized Japanese citizen at the age of 6.

After graduating from Gakushuin University, Mona joined the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation as an announcer. She presented the TV series Jackass in Japan. In September 2006 she worked for five days on the Tokyo Broadcasting System news program News23 before stepping down due to a love affair with married Democratic Party of Japan executive Goshi Hosono.

Returning to television in 2008 as an anchor for Fuji Television News she lost her job after visiting a love hotel with married sportsman Tomohiro Nioka of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team.[1]

In 2010 she married the president of a real estate investment company. She briefly returned to entertainment in 2011[2] before announcing her retirement from public life.[3]


  1. ^ Brasor, Philip. "All this fuss over just a little drink at a . . . love hotel". The Japan Times. The Japan Times Ltd. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mona Nakanishi makes her return to showbiz - for 3rd time". Japan Today. GPlusMedia Co Ltd. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Betros, Chris. "Mona Yamamoto". Metropolis Magazine. Japan Partnership Inc. 

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