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Darvish denies relationship with Kato-pan

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Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, 28, who was reported to be having a relationship with Fuji TV announcer Ayako Kato, 28, denied the rumor on his official Twitter site this week.

Sports Nippon reported on Feb 10 that Kato, popularly known as “Kato-pan,” and Darvish had dinner in a private room of an expensive restaurant in Tokyo.

Subsequently, there were a lot of comments from Darvish's Twitter followers asking whether or not the rumor was true. Darvish denied there was any romance, tweeting “No,” with a smile face mark, and additionally tweeting “Please don’t start following me trying to find out anything. Once again, I say there is nothing going on."

According to Fuji TV, Kato-pan is also denying the rumor.

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A Japanese ball-player hooking up with a TV announcer? Who ever would have predicted that!

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I saw some pictures. Meh....

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Meh? I think she is pretty cute. Damn Darvish hooking up with all the cute ones.

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Didnt Ichiro marry a TV personality seems like a players strike zone to me

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She's cute. Though, I wonder what's with that -pan title among female announcers. It's like they're a type of bread or something.

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Didnt Ichiro marry a TV personality seems like a players strike zone to me

Yes. Ichiro married an announcer. Daisuke Matsuzaka married an announcer. Kazuhisa Ishii married an announcer. Hideki Okajima married an announcer. Kan Otake married an announcer. Kenta Maeda married an announcer. Kensuke Tanaka married an announcer. Yuki Saito married an announcer. Norichika Aoki married an announcer. Japanese ball players and TV announcers go together like a toothbrush and toothpaste.

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You could say TV personalities make trophy wives.

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I'm really glad he cleared this up.

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So what? Whomever he dates, that's his business. If he is happy, that's all counts, folks!

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Didnt Ichiro marry a TV personality seems like a players strike zone to me

TV personalities are the perfect catch, man. Super hot or at least well above average, make enough money to be at least somewhat independent, and dumb as a brick so you can get away with whatever you want.

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Dating/marrying a tv announcer is the jewel in the crown for 日本セレブ。

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Isao Hoshi: So what? Whomever he dates, that's his business. If he is happy, that's all counts, folks!

If you really feel that way then I've got to wonder why you bothered clicking on the story.

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Who cares either way? Leave the guy and his love life in peace.

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Shes alright. But darvish, like myself, probably needs a REALLY cute face. I

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The entertainment section can be useful to tell us about upcoming gigs, films, productions, etc. The personal life of any celebrity, including a man pretty much unknown outside the few baseball playing countries, doesn't really warrant a mention. This kind of story is what the likes of Tokyo Sports is for.

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You guys sure know your way around here..I've been living here for more than 30 years and I don't know who kato pan is....???

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Kato PAN?? What a funny name! Sounds bread in Spanish or the funny Japanese in Portuguese!!

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Japanese ball players and TV announcers go together like a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Aren't some (most ? all ?) those in your list tatemae marriages arrange by their PR teams ?

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I saw some pictures. Meh....

Cutest Japanese announcers in no particular order-

Ayako Kato Yoshie Takeuchi Yoko Shono and my personal favorite- Yukari Nishio
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Gotta agree wit da dude here! Hes got good taste. Only a really hot face can be acceptable. Good decision darvish.

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Y'know, women are more than their face. That's given by nature. It's personality that counts.

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