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Former SMAP member Katori marries girlfriend

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Katori formed a new group called "Atarashii Chizu," meaning new map, with fellow members Inagaki and Kusanagi after they left the talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc

Do Japanese band members ritually kick over a scrabble board when they decide their band name?

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The single most annoying face on Japanese TV.

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44? It is high time that Katori got hitched. Fun and games are over. 'Atarashii Chizu' may as well turn into 'Furui Chizu'.

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I will continue to take my work seriously

'Pop idol'?

That ayyyyy-in't working, Pop idols don't even play their gee-tarz on the MTV.

What a joke. *That ayyyyy-in't ***working! **

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The single most annoying face on Japanese TV.

can think of many worse, but his mate Goro is possibly the most pouty, broody, punchable face on TV.

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"Fun and games are over."

lol. Sad. Given your attitude towards the "joys" of marriage (or lack thereof), why wouldn't everyone rush headlong into...fun and games being over? Yikes! Sign me up! /s

"...when they decide their band name?" It's not a band name, it's a production company.

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He better have a pre-nup, thick as a phone book.

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When at Jonnies they couldn’t officially date, so at 44 that’s not bad. Other than a plethora of middle age women and some men, most don’t care. Or at least wish the couple happiness.

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Wow while he just got married, his fellow band member Takuya Kimura’s 2 daughters are now grown up and making a name for themselves in modelling… they speak perfect English and extremely beautiful !

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While he is a terrible singer in reality (as are all of them, and I have been close up), he is quite a nice guy. I wish him the best. Never heard of "Atarashii Chizu" until now, and I won't be tuning in.

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BungleDec. 30, 2021  10:19 am JST

*Katori formed a new group called "Atarashii Chizu," meaning new map, with fellow members Inagaki and Kusanagi after they left the talent agency Johnny & Associates Inc*

Do Japanese band members ritually kick over a scrabble board when they decide their band name?

Cheap Trick supposedly took their name from a Ouija board. Then again, they've always been known as jokesters in the first place.

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