List of Japanese announcers

This is a list of announcers on Japanese television and radio.

TV Stations in Tokyo

Nippon Television Network Corporation - NTV

* Men
** Tomonori Yamashita
** Takahiko Fujii, host of morning show "Zoom-In Saturday!".
** Shinichi Hatori, host of morning show "Zoom-In Super!" and cast of some variety show.
** Masashi Funakoshi

* Women
** Mika Takanishi
** Yukari Nishio, host of morning show "Zoom-In Super!".
** Noriko Baba, co-host of reality show "The Sekai-gyoten News".
** Tomoyo Shibata, wife of Boston Red Sox player Daisuke Matsuzaka

Tokyo Broadcasting System, Inc. - TBS

* Men
** Ayumi Akaogi
** Toshiyuki Doi, co-host of morning show "Watch!" and sports commentator.
** Tadahiko Sako, co-anchor of "NEWS23 with Tetsuya Chikushi".
** Shinichiro Azumi
** Hiroki Ando, cast of Sunday daytime show "Akko ni Omakase".

* Women
** Maya Kobayashi, entertainment news anchor of "Watch!" and cast of cooking show "Saturday Night Chubou".
** Ikumi Kimura, co-host of morning show "Watch!".
** Hiroko Ogura, co-anchor of "JNN News Forest, The Evening News" (Present: "JNN Evening News").
** Tomoko Kubota, co-host of game show "Amazing Animals".

Fuji Television Network, Inc. - CX

Men

** Tetsuo Suda, co-anchor on evening news program "FNN Supernews".
** Kenji Kawabata, co-anchor on daytime news program "FNN Speak".
** Tetsuo Nagasaka, sports announcer.
** Masaharu Miyake, sports announcer (baseball, martial arts, Formula One, volleyball).
** Tsuneo Shiobara, Formula One announcer.
** Toshihiro Ito, Formula One announcer, a narrator on "Nep League".
** Yutaka Hasegawa, sports commentator, Formula One announcer.
*2001
** Hiroki Okada
** Tomoya Morishita
** Kazuhiro Watanabe
*2002
** Takuya Watanabe
*2003
** Daiki Tanaka
*2004
** Taisei Kurata
*2005
** Yusho Tabuchi

Women

** Yumi Masuda
*2000
** Yaeko Umezu
** Maya Masai
*2001
** Sayaka Morimoto
** Aya Takashima - called "Ayapan"
*2002
** Hitomi Nakamura
** Minako Nakano
*2003
** Saori Ishimoto
** Tsubasa Nagano
** Yoko Tobe
*2004
** Maasa Takahashi - reporter of "FNN Supernews Weekend".
** Maiko Saito
*2005
** Reiko Endo
** Rio Hirai - Former TV personality "OHA-GIRL Banana"

TV Asahi Corporation - EX

* Men
** Masahiro Sasaki
** Tomonoshin Kokubo
** Naoki Tsuboi, co-anchor of evening news "ANN Super J Channel".
** Shinichiro Kawamatsu

* Women
** Mayumi Kawase, anchor of ANN News.
** Sayaka Shimohira
** Emi Takeuchi, sports anchor of nightly news program "Houdou Station".
** Mariko Doh, host of live music show "Music Station" with Tamori.

TV Tokyo Corporation - TX

* Men
** Masaru Akahira
** Tomoki Uekusa

* Women
** Akiko Sasaki, co-anchor of evening news "TXN NewsEye".
** Masumi Chihara

Radio Stations in Tokyo

Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, Inc. - QR

* Men
** Naomasa Terashima
** Hideaki Oota
** Kunimaru Nomura
* Women
** Junko Suzuki
** Kana Mizutani
** Chiho Fujiki

Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc. - LF

* Men
** Takashi Tsukagoshi
** Ryohei Sakuraba
** Hideo Matsumoto
** Hisanori Yoshida
** Kohji Iida

* Women
** Eriko Nasu
** Sakaya Masuyama
** Yumi Tashiro
** Yoshiko Kawano
** Mayuko Yamamoto
** Noriko Tomita
** Tomohide Shimbo

Local Broadcasting Stations

*Yuichi Uwaizumi (Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBS)), on "Seyanen!".
*Saki Yagi (MBS), appearing on "Chichin Pui Pui", a news anchor.
*Hiroko Matsukawa (MBS), appearing on "Chichin Pui Pui"
*Hiroshi Shibata (Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC))
*Ukari Kita (ABC), an assistant of "Ohayo Asahi desu"(Good morning. This is ABC.).
*Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Kansai Telecasting Corporation (KTV)), host of "Nambo de Nambo" and "Supernews Anchor".
*Yuzuru Okayasu (KTV), a news anchor.
*Yasuo Toyota (KTV), a news anchor.
*Tetsushi Baba (KTV), a sports announcer (horse racing, baseball, and Osaka International Ledies Marathon)
*Keiko Fujimoto (KTV)
*Natsumi Sugimoto (KTV)
*Anna Kobayashi (Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (ytv))
*Takashi Miura (ytv), appearing on "Zoom-In Super", "Narutomo!", and an announcer on "Japan International Birdman Rally"
*Toshiharu Harada (Osaka Broadcasting Corporation (OBC, Radio Osaka))
*Toshihiko Fujii (Chukyo TV. Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (CTV))
*Others

Former announcers

*Free lance announcers
**Name (belonged stations)
**Akira Fukuzawa (NTV)- host of game show "Maka-joshiki no Ana" (NTV) and comedy show "Enta no Kamisama" (NTV). Also co-anchor of newsmagazine "Bankisha" (NTV) and sports commentator.
**Masataka Itsumi (FTN) - died while an active free announcer
**Mino Monta (QR) - host of "Mino Monta no Asazuba" (TBS), "Omoikkiri TV" (NTV), "Groovy After School MAX!" (TBS), "Amazing Animals" (TBS), etc.
**Etsuko Komiya (EX) - a news anchor at TV Asahi.
**Shohei Kuwabara (KTV) - narrator on "Go! Go! Gulliver-kun".
** Kyoko Uchida (CX) - ex co-anchor of late-night sports news "Sport" and host of some variety shows.
*Others
**Name (belonged stations)
**Jun'ichi Sumi (MBS) - one of three hosts of "Chichin Pui Pui".
**Shio Chino (CX) - called "Chinopan".
** Sosuke Sumitani (NTV) - he worked as a reporter of Dotch Cooking Show (Produced by ytv) but fired after he was found to have filmed up a schoolgirl's skirt using a mobile camera phone.


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