The woman responsible for the nationwide banana shortage in Japan is opera singer Kumiko Mori. She appeared in a September 19 television show in which different celebrities acted as guinea pigs for various diet and fitness programs. Someone has posted a short chunk of Mori’s segment on YouTube, so we thought we’d point it out.
This is only a short excerpt, which explains some of the claims of Asa Banana Diet promoters, and the funniest parts are not included. For instance, the ravenous Mori films herself getting up in the middle of the night for a snack, and she postpones the diet for a day because she’s just too hungry. They also followed her around pre-banana, adding up the calories in her normal diet.