Despite the mountain’s reputation for claiming new lives every single year, two unbelievably brave souls have taken it upon themselves to push the limits of aging and climb the mountain from bottom to top successfully – and they’re both Japanese.
Morning programs are family oriented, late morning and afternoon shows are targeted at housewives, and evening and late night programming appeals to the working class Japanese male – the one who likely falls into the 22% of Japanese office workers who work over 49 hours a week.
Ayako Imoto is a Japanese television star and comedian known for her superior athletic ability and unusual appearance. When on TV, she usually wears a sailor-style girls’ school uniform and paints thick lines over her eyebrows. Her hidden talent for fitness and comedy give her an edge over her many TV personality counterparts.