Jun Komori says she'd like to have a baby next year


"Talent" Jun Komori, 25, this week launched a new omelet with a filling of ketchup-seasoned fried rice for 7-Eleven stores. However, the media were more interested in her married lifestyle than the omelet.

Komori married Ryo Imai, the 26-year-old owner of a clothing company in July. In September, they held a lavish ceremony in Chinzanso in Mejiro, attended by 600 guests.

Komori said that she "got" her husband with her cooking skills and that she makes a boxed lunch and cooks dinner for him most days.

As for starting a family, Komori said she and her husband enjoy spending time together now, but added that she would like to have a baby next year.

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Why isn't this the TOP news story?

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Thanks for sharing, Jun! Good luck with that.

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Why isn't this the TOP news story?

because the birth rate is going down in Japan, she is trying to reverse that :)

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How exciting

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"ketchup-seasoned fried rice"

You don't season food with ketchup.

"she got her husband with her cooking skills"

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach?

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I'm intrigued by her ribbon (what do you call those things?). "ibukuro" = stomach, the last kanji is "chou" meaning "chief", but there must be a missing kanji occluded by her arm. "stomach chief" - the Japanese language never ceases to amaze.

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I hope the baby doesn't look like this ugly broad with no talent.

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With great expense of effort I have discovered that Jun's tasuki reads “胃袋隊長”. Meaning 'commanding officer of the stomach'.

She called her marriage 'ibukurokon' - she caught her husband with her cooking skills.

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Only losers would use ketchup on an omelet with rice. That is one of the worst foods to come out of Japan. Pure junk.

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JapanGal - I strongly disagree - ketchup on pretty much anything adds an unmatched level of awesomeness.

Ketchup on sushi and tonkatsu rocks!

It takes culture to realize this and cuisine smarts to know that limiting ones food combinations (ie: only using tonkatsu sauce on tonkatsu) is a sure road to food culture nowhereland :-).

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@Goals0: thanks for both pieces of info. "tasuki" translates as "sash" in my dictionary. Cheers!

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"Ketchup on sushi and tonkatsu rocks!"

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Sushi, lay off the sake, willya, ho ho ho!

Nobody, but nobody puts ketchup on sushi or tonkatsu.

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"The only Gourmets looking in her fridge would be Kamikaze ones" quote from food Inspector in Fawlty Towers.

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Komori said she and her husband enjoy spending time together now,

Bwahahahahaha!! At least she already knows that with her 'talent', they only enjoy spending time togeather NOW. Let's wait a couple of months and see what happens....

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Ok, I will try Ketchup on Sushi tonight and on Tonkatsu tomorrow night.

It might go well with Oden too.

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Awesome, hard hitting news... Thanks JT:)

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JapanGal, get back to me after you try the ketchup.

Dumping ketchup into ramen also helps to offset the kick of the spicy red sauce that you drown your niku in.

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So she cooks for her hubby but pedals this garbage to the public? I hope she has better cooking skills, especially if she wants a child. Best of luck with the latter, BTW.

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Tomatoes taken in any form, fresh, cooked, grilled, steamed, boiled, etc. etc. are a healthy supplement to one's diet and the ketchup/catsup is part of that too. You may like it or not like it, but that does not change the facts. There are those who season everything with ketchup, like the personnel in the Canadian navy, I was once told by a retired officer. The taste of the food was so poor they seasoned everything with 'navy gravy' (ketchup).

In Belgium and the Netherlands people eat their fried potatoes with a 'patate frites' mayonnaise based sauce which the North Americans find ridiculous. And vice verse. Actually both sauces are quite good. Tomato ketchup with egg is delicious too. And whose business is it anyway how one seasons their food?

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"she makes a boxed lunch and cooks dinner for him most days"

I'll bet she could get a job at Hoka-Hoka if her hubby loses his job.

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Serrano: "Nobody, but nobody puts ketchup on sushi or tonkatsu."

People who want to do. And with the disgusting combinations of 'sushi' you can get at the rotating sushi places these days (hamburger-with-demiglaze-sauce-wrapped-in-seaweed sushi roll, for example, or tuna-salad sushi rolls, etc.), you can't accuse others of having poor taste if they like ketchup with their food. And why not ketchup with pork cutlet? You seem to think that 'katsu-retsu', which is a foreign loan word BTW and a foreign dish in origin, can only come with kagome tonkatsu sauce and nothing else.

presto345: You can't seriously say that ketchup is in any way healthy. Perhaps if you made it from scratch it might be healthiER than the crap you buy at a supermarket, but seriously? Your average ketchup has approximately 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon, vinegar, onion powder, and is loaded with additives and preservatives.

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smith... the average catsup has 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon, vinegar and onion powder? Hooray! Hooray! Sounds good! Did you not know that vinegar and onion is good for you? And really, who cares about a couple of grams of sugar, jeez, do you know how much sugar is in one piece of cake or a cookie? And the catsup I buy in the local supermarket doesn't have additives or preservatives.

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@smithinjapan you got it in one. Some of the muck masquerading as food is beyond belief. My Nightmare are the cold potato sandwiches I sometimes mistake for egg mayonaise, how heart stoppingly awful are they!!

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Serrano: "Hooray! Hooray! Sounds good! Did you not know that vinegar and onion is good for you?"

Vinegar, depending on the type, is good for you in small doses. Onion is not bad for you either. Onion POWDER, on the other hand, contains a number of preservatives -- if you think it's the same thing as an onion I dare you to put an onion and some onion powder side by side on a counter somewhere for a few weeks and see what happens. And white, processed sugar is bad for you COMPLETELY, be it a couple of grams, or a couple of grams PER TEASPOON (I notice I wrote tablespoon above, but that's incorrect). As well as said sugar, complex sugars such as dextrose and corn-syrup are incredibly unhealthy, whereas sugars derived from fruits, vegetables, and/or whole grains are not that unhealthy. Sweeteners, of course, are a whole other problem. As for not having any additives and preservatives I can pretty much guarantee you that you are wrong unless they make it there from scratch and it has an expiry date of less than a week. What brand do you buy, Serrano? I'll prove it has the aforementioned for you.

And I DO know how much sugar is in your average cookie, but it varies based on the cookie, and does not contain the amount in ketchup (unless you're eating sugar cookies or those coated with icing). If/when I bake cookies at home the max I use is a tablespoon or so along with a whole lot of (unrefined) flour, and it's usually one of the aforementioned healthier sugars.

Back to the thread, though, convenience store premade meals are at the top of the list of unhealthy foods you can consume, perhaps topped only by the instant noodles they sell. This 'omurettsu' lathered in ketchup will certainly be no exception. Learn a little about what's in the food you eat, my friend -- you'd be surprised what you're putting into yourself, and how bad it is.

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Hategobo: "@smithinjapan you got it in one. Some of the muck masquerading as food is beyond belief."

What gets me is how contradictory the food culture here can be. There's the expression 'simple is best' that relates to a number of facets of Japanese culture, but it seems with foreign foods in particular they go over the top. I mean, when I wanted to order a pizza the other day I was confronted with a number of 'specials' they were offering at the shop in question. One was called "The Curry German", which is a sauce made from instant curry, topped with cheese, mayonnaise, potatoes, needless to say corn, and a couple of other ingredients. I nearly vomited just from reading the menu. And you're right about the sandwiches -- I love tuna sandwiches, but am not a fan of egg, and yet if you can point me in the direction of a shop that sells ONLY tuna and not half tuna and half egg salad I'd be incredibly surprised. What happened to simplicity?

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Smith - "What happened to simplicity?"

I believe Japan's Zen culture obliterated it. :-)

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I absolutely love the way "talent" in always parenthetic.

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Well she's used a very different tactic to the one mrs buggerlugs used on me. Which is lucky cause mrs buggerlugss cooking could be classed as cruel and unusual punishment. But seriously, an omelette ambassador?

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Serrano: Come on, my friend! Don't be upset about my comments. What brand of ketchup do you use? Kagome? Heinz? I want to help you!

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buggerlugs: "But seriously, an omelette ambassador?"

Sorry about your significant other's cooking. I prefer to do it myself, though I'm also happy enough when my better half does it for me (despite us having slightly different tastes). Anyway, her banner reads literally "Stomach Bag Captain", but could probably be more quaintly translated as 'Gastral Sac Chief', not 'omelette ambassador'.

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Wow Great Article JT! Excellent. I really was looking forward to hearing about Jun Komori for a long time now. I'm sure many many posters here on JT look forward for this type of news daily from the one and only JT. Great stuff!

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Just checked the ingredients of Heinz ketchup - whoa! That nasty high-fructose corn syrup is in there! Gosh I never knew Heinz ketchup was so bad for you. Thanks, smith!

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ketchup-seasoned fried rice?! nasty!

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Smith - how bad is Kagome ketchup?

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I love these stories. Without them JT would just not be the same...

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Serrano: "Just checked the ingredients of Heinz ketchup - whoa! That nasty high-fructose corn syrup is in there! Gosh I never knew Heinz ketchup was so bad for you. Thanks, smith!"

Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but either way I'll say you're welcome. Heinz is about as bad as you get, though I oft turn the other way and dump some on my eggs or other foods where I like ketchup. Kagome contains high-fructose corn syrup (about the worst you can get), wine vinegar, heaps of salt, all-spice, lots of preservatives and additives, and somewhere in there some tomato pulp.

My point is only that anyone who thinks that ketchup is healthy is nuts -- the stuffs just about as bad as you can get for condiments, surpassed only by mayonnaise and a few others.

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did I read someone put ketchup on their sushi? wtf

damnit I wanted to make babies with Jun :(

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I bet most people do not know this but ketchup is originally from CHINA! Yes, CHINA not the USA but the USA is the number consumer of tomato ketchup in the world, maybe somebody should export the omrice stuff to the USA?? With plenty of Heinz ketchup!

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Ebi chiri sauce is quite popular here in Japan from Chinese food, this usage in Chinese food is very yummy, but on SUSHI?? on TONKATSU?? I think I am going to die!! Sorry mates no ketchup on my sushi, I like my kikoman soy sauce and plenty of WASABI!!

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1 st Divorce then Baby...?

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she stole the recipe of ketchup and fried rice from the movie Temp-Po-Po. Get out of the kitchen and head straight to the bedroom for baby making !! LOL

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