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Tomoka Kurotani named 'Woman With the Most Appealing Teeth'

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In the latest award for celebrities, actress Tomoka Kurotani, 32, is the recipient of the "Woman With the Most Appealing Teeth" honor. Electric appliance maker Philips gives the award each year to promote its range of electric toothbrushes.

Kurotani said, “I brush my teeth three times a day. Coming from Osaka, I learned to take particular care of my teeth after eating 'okonomiyaki,' which has lots of tiny green laver on it.”

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh..."Wider"..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.."Wider"..aaaHHHHHHHHHHHH...OK!! "What was that all about?" "I'm thinking of nominating you for best larynx!" "Ohhhhh..THAT will be a feather in my cap!" In JApan every Diet member can be Prime Minister and every celebrity can be a best---winner. I wonder if she flosses?

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Best teeth-ist?

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Another nonsensical award awarded again. They just keep them coming...

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I really wish J-people would stop using the word "laver" as a tranbslation for "nori".

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I'm surprised, not the "Best toothist" award?

Yes, Ossan, what is this word laver? I've never heard of it. Kind of strange Japanese try to translate every food they've got into Engrish.

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Slow news day huh?

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Japan wins my living in a fantasy worldist award

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How about best breath award? Who won?

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A worthy prize, considering this must be one of the nations with the most appalling teeth (and I'm British, so I know a thing or two about horrible gnashers).

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Stop being so cynical bitter folk, she does have a nice set of chompers. I agree a lot of these awards are utterly ludicrousness, but at least she has a nice set of teeth.

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The best toothbrushist! -Linda Lovelace's dentist reckons she had the nicest set of teeth he'd ever come across :P

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people, it's not the prize. look carefully, what do you see: a kawaii and popular talento, with an expensive Phillips toothbrush, explaining that she got the most beautiful teeth in Japan. The prize was awarded by Phillips. Got the message?

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You have to admit, it is plesant to come across a nice set of teeth!

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Linda Lovelace's dentist reckons she had the nicest set of teeth he'd ever come across :P

ho ho ho

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nice set of teeth is a plus in Japan

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timeon, no here is that daft not to notice the corporations behind all these asinine awards, I am waiting for the person with the most stunning left pinkie award, surely its not too far behind, but then again there are ONLY 365days in a year so........

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Bangkok implants maybe?

GW: I picture a couple dozen yakuza's showing off their severed left pinkies in wooden boxes. Ha ha

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I'm just holding my breath for the most appealing knees award.

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A toothsome lass indeed.

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How about this one. "Silly award for celebrity who hasn't won a silly award yet"

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My wife makes okonomiyaki at least once a month. What is green laver?

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What is green laver?

Seaweed.

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, I learned to take particular care of my teeth after eating ‘okonomiyaki,’ which has lots of tiny green laver on it.”

Whoah! Too much info.

And was "Best Teethist" taken?

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I know this is slightly off-topic, but is there really such a word as laver? I only have one dictionary and it wasn't in it.

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Nevermind, I just found out why God invented Wiki :)

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Can't wait for the best nostrils.

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I think the Toray swimsuit girl Tomoe Genzaki has better teeth...

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I know this is slightly off-topic, but is there really such a word as laver? I only have one dictionary and it wasn't in it.

It is as real as Bara Brith and Welsh Rarebit boyo'.

I want to see the winner of "Woman with the most Appaling Teeth" instead.

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And yes I just get the Award for the worst spellerist....

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I know this is slightly off-topic, but is there really such a word as >laver? I only have one dictionary and it wasn't in it.

The word isn't used at all in the United States. I think in the UK it is, as people eat seaweed in Wales so you mught want to try a British Englosh dictionary. I'm only annoyed because here in New York anyone who's had sushi more than once knows the term "nori".

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“I brush my teeth three times a day" Ehhhh! Nani! Everyday? Wow from what I've seen people in Japan brush once every three decades. And people think buck teeth is kawaii... wow.

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Well, I guess this is better than seeing a girl whose teeth look like someone played Yatzhee with them, and they randomly grew in any direction.

All of these silly awards are:

1: A way for forgotten, has been tarento to stay relevent

2: Nice advertising for very expensive products (I bet Phillips can charge Y12,000 for a toothbrush)

3: Comedic relief for us expats

Addiu

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'laver' appears in the American-English dictionary that's part of my mac's OS. It doesn't mention anything about it being an exclusively British term.

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Cleo, you might want to have a look at Wiki for the term. Seems that it is a seaweed found in Britain. Similar to, but not the same as nori. According to Wiki it is a traditional Welsh dish, that is cooked according to traditional recipes.

Seems quite silly to use the word, "laver" here as it different to nori and cooked/eaten differently as well. A Japanese using the word would confuse any Welshman. Much like some Japanese saying they eat "steak and potatoes" when they meant nikkujaga, confused the heck out of me for a while the first time I heard it.

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I looked on Wiki. Under laver, it says that laver and nori are both members of the Porphyra family of seaweeds; under nori it says this is the Japanese name for various edible seaweed species of the red alga Porphyra including most notably P. yezoensis and P. tenera, sometimes called laver. For aonori it says green laver.

Granted, green-black sheets of nori and sprinkly aonori appear to bear little resemblance to what the Welsh traditionally do to laver, but it's still basically the same stuff, just as the potatoes in nikujaga are still potatoes, regardless of how they've been cooked and seasoned.

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I have the most appealing teeth !!!! I have all my teeth and they are so beautiful. People need to eat more cheese and drink more milk. It helps the teeth. Stay away from SALTY foods and have a balanced diet. Veggies,Pork,poultry,meat and tofu. Using salty products destroy the tooth.

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People need more calcium.

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This is just bonkers.

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Nice brushing habits aside, straight teeth are very hard for ethnic mongoloids (such as the Japaneses). Just not enough room for all the teeth. She obviously had some work.

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