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Mariko Ishihara vanishes after 3 months’ marriage to Koji Tamaki

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Something seems to be happening between Mariko Ishihara and Koji Tamaki only three months since their unexpected marriage announcement. Tamaki’s home in Karuizawa, recently renovated for the newlyweds, has been left vacant.

According to a neighbor, "The renovation work started in March and was completed during Golden Week. We thought they’d be starting their new life together once the work was finished, but no one’s seen them around."

The happy-looking couple was featured in the media shortly after their marriage was made public, but Ishihara vanished around the time the renovation work began. Tamaki lived in the Karuizawa house with his ex-wife for seven years, where there was a room specially made for the eight cats that she had. The building had undergone major renovation out of concern for the new bride. Perhaps the effort was not good enough for Ishihara.

Entertainment reporter Masaru Nashimoto, who has known Ishihara for many years, explains, “It appears Tamaki is being pushed around by Ishihara. She’s interfering in his social circle to the point that people who have long supported him are walking away.”

He also added, though, that the divorce between Ishihara and her ex-husband in the United States is yet unresolved, preventing her from getting legally married to Tamaki. It appears that Ishihara went to the States alone to resolve the matter, and Tamaki has joined her there.

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maybe he killed her and buried her under the patio. perhaps she was abducted by aliens in a karuizawa forest. come on masaru nashimoto, call yourself an entertainment reporter?! get on the case! the people demand answers!!!

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Maybe upon realizing how boring and pointless their whole story is to anyone not a member of their immediate circle, they decided to live privately and quietly elsewhere.

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As long as Mariko Ishihara is not divorced, there should be no marriage between Mariko Ishihara and Koji Tamaki. I think HE should get angry about her not having made a clear cut. Maybe he should just dump her, before the marriage is legally accepted in Japan. Might be cheaper than another divorce later.

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If you don't know the history of these two, it is long and strange. Mariko Ishihara has had problems in the past, this time I hope she has just gone to America to straighten out her divorce.

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Who are these people? And do we really care?

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So what? They're not home! This is not a crime. This is not a big deal. This is not news. This is speculation without any facts.

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So she's married in the US and in Japan? Is that legal?

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He's a great singer and an appealing actor, but the more time he spends with this woman, the flakier he becomes.

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"Who are these people? And do we really care?"

You obviously care enough about these people to post that, ha ha ha!

This is not unexpected.

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this all is too funny, theatre of the absurd ha ha

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Eight cats? Special room?

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who cares!

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Bigamy is a crime in most countries. heck if it was legal i'd have 10 wives and 25 children by now.

Also, the headline said that she vanished, but its misleading because they BOTH disappeared. So perhaps they are on a 5 month romantic honeymoon in the Sahara, who cares!!

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For those wondering why we should care, Ishihara recently blew the lid off the Japanese entertainment world in a book, alleging rape, etc, and naming some famous names. She told this to the foreign media at the correspondents club: http://www.e-fccj.com/node/1687

Disappearing now does seem a tad suspicious.

JT, it would be nice if you provided a modicom of context to such stories.

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boo that .. and i cant even afford to have ONE cat in my apt!! and this is news because? bleh ... we dont care

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Mariko Ishihara is a strange woman...

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Are you kidding? We were never married, we never dated, we never had a relationship of any kind. I have a wife of 12 years, we have a beautiful daughter, and the Japanese press needs to become a little more factual in their reporting. If Mariko Ishihara is really back in Vegas, she is facing some serious jail time.

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I am the woman currently involved with Marie's American husband. He was served with divorce papers yesterday. I find this all very strange. Is it legal to be a polygamist in Japan?

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