Maya Kobayashi

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Maya Kobayashi(L-12)
Native name小林 麻耶
Born (1979-07-12) July 12, 1979 (age 38)
Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2003 - present
Relatives Mao Kobayashi (sister)

Maya Kobayashi(小林 麻耶,Kobayashi Maya, born July 12, 1979, in Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture, Japan [1] ) is a Japanese journalist who is affiliated with Cent Force. She was a TBS announcer and sister of Mao Kobayashi.

Ojiya, Niigata City in Chūbu, Japan

Ojiya is a city located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. As of 28 September 2018, the city had an estimated population of 35,876 in 12,758 households, and a population density of 230 persons per km². The total area of the city was 155.19 square kilometres (59.92 sq mi).

Niigata Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. Niigata Prefecture has a population of 2,285,856 (2016) and is the fifth-largest prefecture of Japan by geographic area at 12,582 km2. Niigata Prefecture borders Toyama Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture to the southwest, Gunma Prefecture to the south, Fukushima Prefecture to the east, and Yamagata Prefecture to the northeast.

Tokyo Broadcasting System Japanese radio & TV holding company

Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., TBS Holdings, Inc. or TBSHD, is a stockholding company in Tokyo, Japan. It is a parent company of a television network named Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. and radio network named TBS Radio & Communications, Inc. (株式会社TBSラジオ&コミュニケーションズ).


Kobayashi was an Aoyama Gakuin University student, she appeared in Much Ado About Love as a "graduating class eighth". She sits at the front row. Much Ado About Love starred, it is a chance that had been multiplied by the voice in the cultural festival of Keio University. In 2003, Kobayashi was joined as a TBS announcer. She synchronized with Takahiro Takano and Yuriko Takahata. After six months, Kobayashi appeared as a reporter in All-Star Thanksgiving . In Atarasu~inihongo, she was chaired with Summers. From its flirts specific deportment, Kobayshi was born to say the words "Maya Kashii". In the Shin su ~i ○○! after the program renewal, she continued appearing in attendant role of Tetsuya Takeda as a student teacher. In October 2004, Kobayashi became a fourth generation assistant in Chubawdesu yo!. In December 2004, she served as the facilitator in the Japan Record Award . Kobayashi was in charge for five consecutive years until 2008 (mostly hired as a female TBS announcer). From March 28 to April 1, 2005, she appeared in TBS Radio & Communications' Kodansha Radio Books (Kodansha in the recitation of the offer), the first radio program at the time of her appearance (joining the introduction of an announcer, except Yurino Osawa yūyūwide, etc.) The same year in autumn, Kobayashi served as a regular for the first time in Buzios!. She served as a caster in the 2006 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship , which was held on October 31 to December 3, 2006, she did cheering, interviews, etc. Kobayashi was also appointed to the International Convention Relay of Volleyball. In February 21, 2007, while heading by taxi to the studio for the recording of Chubawdesu yo!, the vehicle was in a rear-end collision. She went to the hospital between recording, the same day when the program was recording. In a follow up visit on the 22nd, Kobayashi had been diagnosed with Cervical Spine, Lumbar, Thoracic Sprain (symptoms of the so-called "whiplash"), hospitalization. It was healed for three weeks, the doctor said, "worry, sorry for the inconvience". In the 27th, she came out of the hospital and was absent during the recording of the 1,000 anniversary conference of Discovery of the World's Mysteries. In March 3, Kobayashi was discharged in the evening and returned in the live program of the 10th King's Brunch. In March 29, 2009, she left TBS to become a freelance presenter. On the same day, she left Discovery of the World's Mysteries as co-host, and she was replaced by Mai Demizu. [2] With her sister, Mao, they belonged to Cent Force in the form of business partnership. In March 30, 2009, she opened an official Ameba blog. Kobayashi served as the main caster of TBS' Sōryoku hōdō! The News. In March 26, 2010, Sōryoku hōdō! The News ended. In April 1, 2010, she was responsible for the moderator of BS Japan's Maya Kobayashi no hon ni aitai. It was Kobayashi's first regular program responsible other than TBS.

Aoyama Gakuin University private university in Tokyo, Japan

Aoyama Gakuin University is a private university in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Originally established in 1874 by missionaries from the Methodist Episcopal Church, it was reconfigured in its current form in 1949 as part of Aoyama Gakuin. Aoyama Gakuin University celebrated its 140-year anniversary in 2014 and is one of Japan's oldest higher education facilities.

Keio University private university in Tokyo, Japan

Keio University, abbreviated as Keio (慶應) or Keidai (慶大), is a private university located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is known as the oldest institute of modern higher education in Japan. Founder Fukuzawa Yukichi originally established it as a school for Western studies in 1858 in Edo. It has eleven campuses in Tokyo and Kanagawa. It has ten faculties: Letters, Economics, Law, Business and Commerce, Medicine, Science and Technology, Policy Management, Environment and Information Studies, Nursing and Medical Care, and Pharmacy.

All-Star Thanksgiving is a Japanese television panel game and special program which airs twice a year in April and October on TBS since October 1991.

Television Debut Program Other Than TBS

Year Title Network Other notes
2010 SMAP×SMAP Fuji TV April 19, 2010 broadcast
2018 Uchu Sentai Kyuranger TV Asahi Participation at final episode (February 04, 2018)

TBS Enrolled


Year Title Role Other notes
2005 Be with You Weather forecast caster
2006 Happy! Newscaster
Year Title Other notes
2006 2006 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship
2007 2007 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix
2008 2008 Summer Olympics Volleyball world final qualifiers and the Asian continent qualifying tournament
2008 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix


Year Title Other notes
2004 Japan Record Award Progress Ana
2006 Tokyo Friend Park 2 Blush large crash !! Specials with TBS stations Ana corps attack
Utaban Your worries consult with TBS beautiful girls Ana Corps SMAP
2007 All-Star Thanksgiving As a reporter
Lincoln Irregular

After Leaving TBS

One-shot Appearance in Television

Year Title Network Other notes
2010 Unbelievable Fuji TV New Year's Eve Special, Progress as understudy Mao Kobayashi


Year Title Role Other notes
2004 Socrates in Love Announcer in a program to tell the typhoon
2005 Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Student of Munich University (Voice)
Arashi no Yoru ni Mii (Voice)
2008 Boys Over Flowers Maya Kobayashi



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  1. "Official profile at Cent Force" . Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  2. "Maya Kobayashi turns freelance presenter". JapanToday. January 27, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2015.