Comedian Blouson Chiemi wins Yahoo Japan Search Award for skits on working womanhood

JIJI

Comedian Blouson Chiemi has been selected as this year’s winner of the Yahoo Japan Search Award, which honors the person who achieved the steepest year-on-year rise in searches on the internet company’s service, Yahoo Japan Corp. said Wednesday.

Blouson Chiemi attracted attention this year with her eccentric makeup and routines featuring caricatures of career women.

She also won the award in the comedian category.

“I still can’t believe it’s real,” she said at an award ceremony. “It was a year of turmoil for me.”

Yahoo picked singer Namie Amuro, who has announced she will retire in September next year, as the award winner in the musician category.

For the writer category, the company chose Japan-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.