A female member of a local government stars in a sexy DVD that goes on sale Nov. 19. Yuri Fujikawa, 28, a member of the Hachinohe
, Aomori Prefecture, City Council appears in "Yuri Fujikawa DVD love navi Hachinohe " a gravure
-style video, and "Hachinohe Photos Moe
Navi (2000)" a photo book. Both products promote the Hachinohe area.
Fujikawa was elected in April 2007. After an in-depth local TV news report about her in January 2008, she became a hot topic on internet forums and attracted nationwide attention. Her personal website received more than 230,000 hits per day and at times overloaded the server. Her personal website was soon taken offline and replaced with a more businesslike site.
Following the TV broadcast, she hired an agent to handle numerous requests to pose for photo shoots and appear at events. Since taking office in 2007, Fujikawa had often been asked by a Pony Canyon Inc. producer to make an idol-style DVD. Following the attention in April, she agreed to make the DVD provided it would promote Hachinohe.
In August, Fujikawa played taiko drums in the Hachinohe Festival. She wore a shoulder-revealing sarashi.
In September Fujikawa disclosed the DVD project, and a video clip was released. In the video, Fujikawa wears a white swimsuit and is shown posing on the beach. The reaction among locals was generally favorable. Though some people objected to her appearance in swimwear. In addition to the beach scenes, Fujikawa also wears yukata, haori coat, and hakama as she visits tourist spots and attends festivals.
Japanese news reports are unclear about any connection between Hachinoe City and the production of the PR video.
Fujikawa’s father, Tomonobu Fujikawa was a council member and vice-mayor of Hachinohe city.
More Japan news report videos: ( 1 ) ( 2 ). Yuri Fujikawa blog.