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Enka singer Yoko Nagayama marries American entrepreneur

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Enka singer Yoko Nagayama, 41, announced on her blog Monday that she has married American entrepreneur Mark Smith, 40, who is president and CEO of temp staffing firm Skillhouse Staffing Solutions.

The couple visited their ward office to register their marriage the same day, Nagayama said on her blog. She also assured fans that she would continue her singing career after her marriage.

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High aspirations no Japanese could fullfill.

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Mark and Yoko Smith - sounds like a marriage straight out of New Horizon.

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I guess it is too late for children Looks like a business move to me

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memyselfI

Instead of making ignorant remarks about it being a business move, why don't you just congratulate the couple and wish them all the best?

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memyselfI - pretty lame comment, they been dating for years...

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Good for them. 41 can still have kids.

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ikoffman - in that case wonder if he's hit 40 and suddenly realised he should get married. Usually gets the Japanese women at 30 so she's held out well.

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I totally love this chick and even have a couple albums. Wow, totally impressed she swings to the West.

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Anyone who can play shamisen is okay by me. I can play shamisen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql-mcO3CoDo&feature=related

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I wish them both the best in their new lives together.

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Congrats! Now go out there and make some babies! :)

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Real high profile singer with the oldies. It will be interesting to see how her career develops from here on in.

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One for the Gaijins! Hi-five!

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I guess it is too late for children.

That's not true.

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So what if they have kids..at her age whats the point anyway..just enjoy life!

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This would have been more amusing had it been "enka singer marries Mark E. Smith".... (/obscure indie reference)

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Congrats Yoko and Mark.

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