commonly known as is a Japanese TV announcer
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and TV News presenter
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. In TV presentation, her name is usually abbreviated as Christel Takigawa
Takigawa Lardux Christel Masami was born in Paris
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. Her father is French, and mother is Japanese. Her family moved to Japan when she was three years old. After graduating from Tokyo Metropolitan Aoyama High School, she attended the College of Literature in Aoyama Gakuin University
, abbreviated AGU, is a Japanese Christian university in Shibuya near Omotesandō, Tokyo, Japan. Aoyama Gakuin University is part of a comprehensive educational institute called Aoyama Gakuin, which includes a kindergarten, an elementary school, junior and senior high schools, and a women's junior...
She has worked for Kyōdō Television since graduating from university, and began her career as a TV announcer initially using her Japanese name, Masami Takigawa. She later changed to her current name, Christel Takigawa. Although she works for Kyōdō Television, she appears exclusively on Fuji Television
is a Japanese television station based in Daiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, also known as or CX, based on the station's callsign "JOCX-DTV". It is the flagship station of the Fuji News Network and the ....
Takigawa appeared as a newscaster on the Japanese news TV programme FNN News Japan
between 2002 and September 2009, and appeared on Shin Hōdō Premier A
, between April 2007 and June 2008.
She works as an advertising model for Shiseido
is a major Japanese hair care and cosmetics producer. It is the oldest cosmetics company in the world and the fourth largest cosmetics company in the world.-History:...
, a Japanese cosmetics manufacturing company.