Daily Archives: April 5, 2007

First Love for Enari-kun

The gossip magazines finally have something to print about actor Enari Kazuki (22). According to today’s issue of weekly magazine “Josei Seven”, he and flautist Yumi (23) were recently spotted on a date. Though he is a veteran of sixteen years in TV dramas and variety shows, this is the first time he has been romantically linked. He became a child star at the age of six on the still-running TBS drama “Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari”. He and Yumi met last year when she was a regular panelist on the NHK show “Quiz Nihon no Kao”, hosted by Enari. Yumi is a graduate of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, while Enari is currently a senior in the Arts department of Seijo University.

• Popular newscaster Komiya Etsuko (48) has divorced for the second time. Her management agency revealed yesterday that she and her husband, TV production company director Kawashima Shouzaburo (38), split in mid-March. They had been married since 1994, but separated for some time since his extra-marital affair was exposed by a weekly magazine in 2001. Komiya shares her ¥200 million Tokyo home with her mother. She joined TV Asahi in 1981 and gained fame in 1985 as the first assistant newscaster to Kume Hiroshi on the popular “News Station”. She was married to a trading company employee from 1983 to 1989. One of the most popular newscasters among the middle-aged set, she is known as Etchan.