Listen Now: Gamer Grandma: The Japanese YouTube Sensation
Everyone needs a hobby, and for one Japanese woman it’s turning her golden years a little more violent.
Every day 90-year-old hamako mori spends three to four hours playing some of the more popular video games on the market. Known as “gamer grandma” she transforms from a mild-mannered woman into a gun-toting member of the military or a sword-wielding android. But it’s not all about enjoying the way she spends her day.
Gamer grandma has her own Youtube channel where she begins each video with “konichiwa” and a bow. Her channel has about three hundred thousand fans and she has won two hundred titles since she began gaming about forty years ago. She says it started when she noticed how obsessed her children were with video games so she decided to check them out.
Before long she was hooked and staying up until the early morning to finish a session. She says she started the Youtube channel to meet and connect with other gamers. She says every day she does hand exercises to keep her fingers nimble, so she can stay a winner.
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