This year’s winners of the Best Mother Awards have been named. The annual awards was started 10 years ago by the NPO Nihon Mothers Association, which initiates various activities and events across the nation to support moms.
The awards are for mothers considered inspiring in terms of lifestyle and way of thinking.
Winners are voted on through the Internet, mobile phones, surveys and events such as Mother Festa.
This year’s winners are model Mayumi Sada, 39 (cultural category), former figure skater Shizuka Arakawa, 35, (sports category), Yoshino Kimura, 41, (acting category), Maki Goto, 31, (singing category) and consultant Marie Kondo, 31, (business category), who has written best-selling books on decluttering and tidying up rooms.
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