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Aimi Satsukawa celebrates Coming of Age Day early

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Idol-cum-actress Aimi Satsukawa visited Daien Temple in Meguro Ward this week, dressed in a colorful kimono and offered prayers for her future, as part of the upcoming Coming of Age Day held to mark entry into adulthood.

Satsukawa, who turned 20 last August, said she had been preparing for the celebrations for two years. She wrote on a small wooden plaque that she hoped to become an independent woman, and said: “I want to experience various things while I’m in my 20s, and get married by 33!” When asked about drinking alcohol, she answered: “My face goes red after two beers, but I want to find out how much I can drink.”

Satsukawa will appear in six movies this year, including "Nakitai toki no kusuri," which opens on Saturday. “I love working on movies. It’d be great if I could win an award someday,” she said.

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Wow, hard-hitting! Hope she didn't find out about the two beers thing before she actually turned 20.

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“I love working on movies. It’d be great if I could win an award someday,” she said.

No problem, you are already nominated and is a shoe-in for Best Redest Beer Face.

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Aimi is a cutie-pie.

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Ebisu Beer should replace Koizumi Kyoko and hire Aimi for ad. business.

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How dare she!?! I am sickened by her defiance of cherished tradition.

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Trying to find out how much you can drink will certainly help her experience various things and may even lead to a shot-gun wedding well before her 33rd birthday.

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Idol-cum-actress

What is that?!

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Idol-cum-actress

What is that?!

I want to know too!

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I agree 100% with Sarge.

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If she knows that she turns red after two beers - she has already found out how much she can drink.

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Theguynextdoor: Depends on the language environment.

In Latin cum just means with. For example in summa cum laude.

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“My face goes red after two beers, but I want to find out how much I can drink.”

Well it is called "Asian flush". It is due to an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. From wikipedia:

The result is the accumulation of acetaldehyde. Approximately half of people of Asian descent are considered to be sensitive to alcohol due to this condition. ... acetaldehyde is a known carcinogen; recent research suggests that alcohol flush-afflicted individuals consuming alcohol continually may be at a higher risk for alcohol-related diseases, such as liver and esophageal cancers and digestive tract cancer.

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Electric2004-

I know what they both mean, but in regards to the whole article....

“I want to experience various things while I’m in my 20s;“My face goes red after two beers, but I want to find out how much I can drink.”>

It just seem appropriate that it was Idol cum actress. lol...and either way, this a written in Japan, not Latin...pretty sure they didn't know that.

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Idol-cum-actress

that sends a wrong message. (maybe they meant up and coming?)

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finally I understand the missing link between idol and actress

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who?

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Idol-cum-actress

What is that?!

Properly puntuated, it means what Electric said. Add a comma and it means Ai Ijima.

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Idol-cum-actress

What is that?!

Properly puntuated, it means what Electric said.

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“I want to experience various things while I’m in my 20s, and get married by 33!”

Haven't we who live here heard this from every other Japanese 20 year old. Is this like a set phrase they are tought to parrot back. I've heard this continually from young women for 12 years.

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It is funny that the numbers of comments seems to stagnate. Could it be that there is a dark force that strikes out to keep it vague?

Anyhow, a referring homepage of Satsukawa Aimi is at:

http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.2246.htm

A nice picture of her trying cosmetics is at:

http://www.tnc.ne.jp/aimialbum/200712_senzai/slides/04.jpg

Or search Amazon books for the title:

ラララ―佐津川愛美写真集

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electric2004: Thanks for those links. I'm looking forward to see her new movies.

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"I want to be Independent ...(but also)... Married by 33"

What a beautiful smile in this photo! Well, I guess that only leaves me about two more years to figure out a way to stop being the American equivalent of a peasant/worker... I'm smart, I'm sure I'll think a sumpin. (Well, at least she wouldn't have to give up her "Independence" with a schmuck like me.)

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