Japanese media were buzzing Wednesday over the announcement that TV Tokyo announcer Mariko Oe, 35, is to marry Oki Matsumoto, 50, the billionaire chairman and CEO of online brokerage Monex Group. It will be Oe's first marriage and Matsumoto's second.
Tabloid media call Matsumoto the 100 million yen man because that is said to be his monthly income. After working at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs, Matsumoto founded Monex in 1998.
Sankei Sports reported Wednesday that the couple met through a mutual acquaintance in March. Oe had just returned from working in the United States. Since March, Oe has been the main newscaster on the TV Tokyo program "World Business Satellite" (Monday to Friday at 11 p.m.).
Matsumoto said on his blog and that he has been single for many years and that it was fate that he should meet and marry Oe.
Oe's management said she is not pregnant and that she will continue working.© Japan Today