Arashi member Masaki Aiba (27) has been appointed as the official "navigator" for Fuji TV's coverage of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2010, which is being held October 16-24 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This will be his second year in a row as navigator.
Aiba will be in Rotterdam to cover the event in person. He has already started doing his research, as he visited a practice session of Japan's men's and women's teams last month. He also met with some of the top representatives, including Kohei Uchimura (21) and Koko Tsurumi (18). In the 2009 championships, Uchimura earned gold in the men's Individual all-around, while Tsurumi earned bronze in the women's Individual all-around.
Fuji TV will be broadcasting this year's final rounds on October 20-24.