Mona Yamamoto caught up in sex scandal

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    Mona Yamamoto, a popular TV announcer of mixed Norwegian/Japanese heritage, may have committed career suicide by involving herself in a scandal:

    Announcer Mona Yamamoto is once again in danger of losing her career. In 2006, she was dropped by TBS after her affair with married DPJ politician Goshi Hosono was discovered, but she was able to revive her career last year through Takeshi Kitano’s management agency, making appearances on quiz and variety shows. This past Sunday, she finally returned to being a newscaster, but her future is now in jeopardy due to a second scandal.

    The newest issue of Josei Seven reported that Yamamoto was seen at a love hotel this past weekend with Yomiuri Giants shortstop Tomohiro Nioka, who has a wife and a 1-year-old son.

    Nikkan Sports has reported that an employee of the love hotel in question claims that Yamamoto was a regular customer.

    TV announcers in Japan are expected to have a very clean image, and this news is not going over well with viewers who forgave her for the affair she had in 2006.

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