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Shoken’s fifth bride is model Rika Tomita

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Actor Kenichi Hagiwara, 60, popularly known as Shoken, publicly announced his marriage to model Rika Tomita, 48, this week in Yamanashi Prefecture, where he attended the 2011 Yamanashi Literature Cinema Awards Ceremony.

Hagiwara told reporters that he and Tomita married on the 7th of this month, and held their wedding ceremony at Hakone Shrine, Kanagawa Prefecture, a day before. This is Hagiwara’s fifth marriage.

The actor was awarded the prestigious Lladro Award, recognizing Japan’s most renowned public figures, at the Yamanashi ceremony. Both audience and reporters were caught by surprise when Hagiwara attended the ceremony together with Tomita and introduced her as "my wife."

News about their relationship broke out in August last year, but there were no marriage speculations. “Up to now, my life was a roller coaster. I want it to be a Merry-Go-Round from now on,” he told reporters.

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How about some pic of the 48 yr old bride to be ?

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More hard-hitting news from JT.

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for a 60 yr old, i must say he has a nice head of hair !!

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More hard-hitting news from JT.

You clicked on something in the entertainment section expecting hard-hitting news?

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"for a 60 yr old, i must say he has a nice head of hair !!"

Hopefully he has more to offer than that.

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I got married and divorced only once. Either this guy is very rich or very very stupid.

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Probably just made a photocopy of the previous pre-nup papers.

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one marries only once.... the fifth time.

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the prestigious Lladro Award, recognizing Japan’s most renowned public figures

shall I be the first to ask what the heck this means?

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Do celebrities ever marry anyone within 10 years of their own age?

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goddog-

Either this guy is very rich or very very stupid.

very rich AND very very stupid.

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Just thought of something: Do they have pre-nups in Japan? Let me guess, it's not necessary because he'll settle one way or another.

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the prestigious Lladro Award, recognizing Japan’s most renowned public figures...................

should read fugerines.

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typo, figurines

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For any age she's hot, but at 48 amazingly hot.

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5th marriage for him, 3rd marriage for her... well, good luck.

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For any age she's hot, but at 48 amazingly hot.

I don't think it's the 'hot' that matters most. It's just the power of J women....It's a matter how they do it to catch the men. I'll wait in 2 years for the news of his 6th bride...:)

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You know why people get married more than once? Because they didn't learn the first time round! Jeez...5th time? I would have stopped after the 2nd one!

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I don't get why she marries him. She has a nice career of herself. No need for her to marry a boyfriend. He must be much wealthier than he seems. Or they are both wedding fetishists.

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Rika is hot.

"Or they are both wedding fetishists"

Wedding fetishists, eh?

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Only 60? He's still got plenty of time to squeeze in a couple more before he kicks the bucket.

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You mean 'former' model, correct? I know many women here look great well into their 40s but...what's she modeling (hopefully, not dentures, or a woman's hairpiece) and where's a good recent pic of HER?

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Best Weddingists

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What does he mean by he wants to be a merry-go-round now?

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May be he really meant he wants to be on a swing and be a swingIST ( or swinger for the rest of us ) ?

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He wants to take it easy now.

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Eww. Yeah, I don't understand why people bother after the second and third times. What is the point? I understand if you're lonely, but that's what pets are for. Not to mention the rather successful sex industry...

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If at first you do not succeed..........

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You mean 'former' model, correct? I know many women here look great well into their 40s but...what's she modeling (hopefully, not dentures, or a woman's hairpiece) and where's a good recent pic of HER?

she's still very pretty and looks great. she's really famous and still does modeling (magazines).

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This bloke must be extremely minted. He looks like a seedy old gimp, but he must have something the ladies love.

It reminds me of a question asked by Mrs Merton to the lovely Debbie McGee:

"So what was it that first attracted you to the short, bald, multi-millionaire Paul Daniels?"

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"You mean 'former' model, correct? I know many women here look great well into their 40s but...what's she modeling (hopefully, not dentures, or a woman's hairpiece) and where's a good recent pic of HER?"

Browse her name for pictures, links don't pass here. She is not a "former" model, she is in all magazines, she does many covers. She is modeling fashion (even luxury brands) and lifestyle for wealthy women in their 30's and 40's. I think she looks great. I don't know if she had something done, but if it is, the result is excellent.

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this marriage has alot of potential...

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Did all the previous marriages end in divorce or did some of them die?

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