Actress Yumiko Shaku, 34, broke her left ankle while filming a skiing program for NHK in Niigata Prefecture on Saturday. Her management office told media on Monday that the injury would take about two months to heal.
Shaku was in Niigata to film a segment for the program “Yukiyama e Go!” She and the camera crew were skiing away from the regular slopes (what the Japanese refer to as “back country skiing”) when the accident occurred at about 1 p.m.
Shaku wrote on her blog that the accident was entirely her fault. She said she was not experienced at back country skiing and misjudged the depth of the snow.