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Mona Yamamoto announces retirement from showbiz

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Hiroshima-born TV presenter Mona Yamamoto, 35, has announced that she is to retire from the public eye. In a fax distributed to media agencies this week, she wrote, "I apologize for the suddenness of this news, but as of June 30, I plan to retire from public life and return to my married name."

Yamamoto, who is daughter to a Norwegian father and a Japanese mother, said, "I have been thinking deeply about what I want from my life and where my choices will lead me. I have decided to accept the challenge of becoming a working mother and housewife and to lead a more regular life. I truly appreciate all of the support my colleagues and the public have kindly given me up until now. To all of those people, I wish to say a heartfelt thank you."

Yamamoto, an employee of Asahi Broadcasting Corp, has taken breaks from news broadcasting before. In September 2006, she was accused of having an affair with married DPJ politician Goshi Hosono and was forced to step down from her position on TBS's "NEWS23" program, a job which she had only held for five days.

She was fired again in 2008 from her position as an anchor for Fuji TV after news broke of her affair with Yomiuri Giants player Tomohiro Nioka, who was married at the time. The alleged tryst took place on the eve of her comeback from the first scandal.

Yamamoto married her husband, the president of a real estate investment company, in 2010.

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Yamamoto married her husband, the president of a real estate investment company, in 2010.

Have sugar daddy = can quit job, end of story

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Who's going to sort out the recession and Fukushima now? Is she nuts?

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She's a highly intelligent woman who's had a bit of bad luck.

You call having not one but at least two affairs with married men bad luck? Wow I wonder what you think good luck is.....oh I get it, don't get caught.

I wish her the best at being a mother and housewife, and that she dedicates herself to her husband.

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I'll miss you - hope to see you after your marriage falls apart

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No worries, we've still got Kumi Koda : )

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Is she reiting from affairs too or just public affairs? "I may be a slut but now I am a private slut!"

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Perhaps she quit her job so she could hang out at hubby's office and make sure he doesn't hook up with a younger, single lady. You know, the stuff that made her famous...

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"accepting the challenge of becoming a working mother and housewife" but quitting her job? i don`t quite get it unless she means a full time mother and housewife. not that there is anything wrong that. maybe the translation is a bit off??

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A fax? Wow, retro...

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She's married, she's quitting to be a full-time mom and home-maker. Like a few million other women in Japan. So what does this:

daughter to a Norwegian father and a Japanese mother, said,

have to do with it? If her father was Japanese, would they say, "the daughter of a Japanese father and mother"? No. If her father was famous (Thor Heyerdahl, say) I could see adding the lineage, but it seems there is no purpose.

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we will see how long moana lasts as a regular person, she has had her taste of fame

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I'm with tmarie!

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She's a highly intelligent woman who's had a bit of bad luck. I can understand how she might want to leave a quiet life, away from the media.

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I'lls miss you for a while, i'm sure you will be back within three years !

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Always have and always will consider her to be stunningly beautiful!

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I'm no fan, but I wish her the best, and do hope she has a wonderful marriage and family. She's made some stupid decisions in the past and gone through hell for it, let's hope she can now live in peace out of public scrutiny.

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Aya Sugimoto is still around to more than adequately fill any gap that Mona Yamamoto will leave in the mature woman stakes. Both of them are women, as opposed to the usual girls who inhabit the celebrity world.

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I'm confused- how is quitting her job "accepting the challenge of becoming a working mother"? Does she plan to get a new job? I'm guessing there is a translation error?

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what does this:

daughter to a Norwegian father and a Japanese mother, said,

have to do with it?

Simple, novelty!

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She had the affairs before she married her husband - the men was with were married, while she was single. Even so, social services because a parent has an affair? I think they have better things to worry about than someone who is married having an affair. It should be a private matter, and no concern for the State.

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Poor Mona, why did she have to lose her job twice over an affair? The men still have their jobs...a bit unfair.

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She looks very Japanese for a half-Norwegian. Very good-looking. Not implying that Norwegians aren't good-looking or anything like that... :)

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Gwragged; neglecting here child in the pursuit of cash and career is at lesat immoral and is possibly neglect or abuse. A person in the public eye has a responsibility to their family especially children to behave decently. Her behaviour will still be in the public domain when children are adults, This could harm them all due showing their mother cannot be trusted as she is a homewrecker.

I really hope women don't use someone like this as a role model.

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It does take two but you think she would have learned that the public always scorns the women, not the man after the first time!! Not fair but then again, who goes after a married men when there are so many single guys out there??

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maybe something is lost in translation here, she's resigned from her job at Asahi Braodcasting to accept the challenge of becoming a working mother and housewife....

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very pretty and intelligent!

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Mature, intelligent, sense of humor, understanding of life, beautiful (from the above picture I see that much), it could be hard for her to make herself snuggle into an unmarried, let alone youngman's chest.

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Yeah, right. See you in a couple of months.

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Once a player....will always be a player!!! Trying to be a full-time housewife and mother? Hmmm, now shell have lots of time to have more affair while husband is busy at work!lol

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sheez hot, i'm married, i like my chances

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Let's hope no one wrecks her home, aye. Maybe she'll learn to leave married men well alone.

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I have decided to accept the challenge of becoming a working mother and housewife and to lead a more regular life.

Just tell it like it is: she wants to be a work shy fox and live off her husband's money!! If he has a pair, he'd tell her to stay at work like every other self-respecting wife/mother! Or does she think someone like my wife who works her behind off AND takes care of our kids when I'm at work, should 'retire' at 35 too and lead a life o' Reilly?

I just lost what little respect I had for her!

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Perhaps she quit her job so she could hang out at hubby's office and make sure he doesn't hook up with a younger, single lady. You know, the stuff that made her famous...

Ha ha! Love this comment, and probably not so far from the truth either.

Although lets not forget it takes two to tango, and Mona, as a single woman, has only her own conscience to answer to. Those married men didn`t exactly say "no thank you", did they?

Anyway - maybe not so far into the future she will be sitting at home knowing what it feels like when hubby is not home yet and not answering his phone.

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mona is gorgeous at 35.

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Working while a mother is not ideal but also having affairs is a step too far. Have Japanese social services stepped in? of course not this is Japan and the "modern" world.

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"what would the world mean to our hearts without love!" ---Goethe, by Elizabeth Mayer and Louise Bogan

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