On July 2nd, Japanese football player Nagatomo Yuto (Inter Milan) attended the public recording ceremony of the radio program ‘MY OLYMPIC‘, a collaboration between Lotte and the commercial radio network JFN.
‘MY OLYMPIC’ will feature special coverage of the upcoming London 2012 Olympics on JFN and all their 38 associated networks. Its hosts are Nagatomo, actress Horikita Maki, figure skater and gold medalist Arakawa Shizuka, and athlete Asahara Nobuharu. The latter three also attended the PR event.
Nagatomo revealed that he was especially happy to meet Horikita again on this occasion. He already had the chance to meet her at a Lotte PR event two years ago, where he confessed to be a huge fan of the actress. Horikita was still curious about this and asked, “I’m always following your activities on TV. Two years ago, you told me you were a fan of mine. What about now?”
He bashfully answered, “I’m also following your activities on TV when I’m in Italy. I think you have a special aura. You have become even more beautiful…” When reporters suggested that he should use this radio program to become friends with her, he just grinned ear to ear.
Horikita revealed to have a keen interest in the Japanese women’s judo team at this year’s Olympics. She said, “Everyone is so strong. They should win a lot of medals.”
On the same day it was announced that Yoshida Maya (VVV-Venlo) and Tokunaga Yuhei (F.C. Tokyo) have been selected to lead the young U-23 players to success at the Olympics as the only two players (of three allowed) above the age limit. Nagatomo commented, “They are both very experienced players. I hope they can lead the young players and shake the football world.”