The first half of 2010 was full of marriages, divorces, scandals and amorous couples on Japan’s celebrity scene. A Japanese PR agency recently ran statistics on which celebrities received the most air time on TV.
Unsurprisingly, scandal magnet Erika Sawajiri took the top place, with her now infamous attacks on the media rocketing her to number one. With a recent divorce announcement adding to her play time, the actress came in with over 10 hours of footage.
Actor Junichi Ishida was number two, helped by his marriage to the significantly younger pro golfer, Riko Higashio. He received nearly daily coverage.
Comedian Kampei Hazama was 3rd, thanks to his globetrotting marathon. Idol group AKB48 took the number four spot, with near-constant group shakeups landing them on TV almost every day.
Comedian and filmmaker Takeshi Kitano rounded out the top five, while Michael Jackson came in at 7th.© Japan Today