In a sign that TV execs are latching on how great Sasshi is as a person comes the news that she now will become a regular on Tamori’s TV show ‘Waratte Iitomo’. For those that have never heard of the show, it’s a variety show that airs every weekday on Fuji TV. It’s been broadcasted since 1982 and is a staple part of Japanese TV schedules. For Sasshi to become a regular member of this show is a big honour for her. Another AKB48 member is also a regular on the programme – Sayaka Akimoto. Sasshi has been chosen along with 2 others as “fresh people who would cheer up Japan”. Having Sasshi as a regular will no doubt bring an element of fun to the show. With her solo TV show “Sashiko no Kuseni ~ Kono Bangumi wa AKB to wa Mattaku Kankei Arimasen ~“ now having come to the end of its run on TBS, this is a great opportunity for Sasshi to showcase her vibrant personality to the Japanese general public who may not be familiar or be a fan of AKB48. She will be on the show every Wednesday starting from this week. It caps a wonderful year for Sasshi who has gone from strength to strength in popularity. I’m really happy that she’s been given such a high profile job and can’t wait to see how she performs on the show.