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Pregnant Megumi has to contend with husband's partying

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Ex-bikini model Megumi, 26, recently married musician Kenji Furuya, 29, after living together for two years. Megumi is now 3 months pregnant. Since Furuya is one of the most popular young musicians, some of their friends worry about their new married life.

“When I heard the news that Megumi was pregnant, I wondered what happened to Furuya,” says one music industry insider. “I saw him drinking at a bar with many model-like girls just after the news broke. I'm so impressed that he can enjoy nightlife even with a pregnant wife at home.”

One of Furuya's friends says, “I often see him drinking with lots of different girls. I think girls invite other girls to parties with him. No girl would refuse such an invitation because he is so popular.”

A spokesperson for Furuya's agent says, “We know he often has parties with friends. Some of them are blind-date parties, but everyone has a good time. We don't think it's a bad thing for Furuya's image.”

The president of Megumi's agency, who has been taking care of her since her debut, adds, “Popular artists like Furuya need to interact with many people at such parties. It helps their creativity. Drinking with girls is just part of that.”

Still, insiders caution that Megumi will need to be patient about her husband's partying. After all, when you marry an artist, you have to share him with the public. (Translated by Taro Fujimoto)

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“Popular artists like Furuya need to interact with many people at such parties. It helps their creativity. Drinking with girls is just part of that.”

Haha, brilliant.

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Who the hell is Furuya?

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He is the guy from "Dragon Ash". I honestly didn't think that they were still around.

This is the most poorly written asinine article I have yet to see on JT. It is reflective of a news organization not having a voice or direction.

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"No girl would refuse such an invitation because he is so popular.”

Err...I think a few might, now they know he's married and that his wife's pregnant....

Just another condescending underestimation of the common sense of women in general. Par for the course in Japan

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Popular artists like Furuya need to interact with many people at such parties. It helps their creativity. Drinking with girls is just part of that.

No wonder Jpop is like it is.

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this post is useless without pics

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too bad there's no paparazzi in Japan to document all of this. In the UK the stars cant walk two steps before their cover is blown.

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Sounds like the stereotype Japanese husband in fact.

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I agree, although Megumi probably is probably working on her creativity too... pregnant or not.

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Happens in the US but would be a scandal - and then there would be a raging divorce on TV. Not in Japan...?

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It helps their creativity. Drinking with girls is just part of that.

what an utter load of b0ll0x... no shame in Japan by the looks of it.

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Creativity... jpop... something don't add up here...

"Still, insiders caution that Megumi will need to be patient about her husband’s partying. After all, when you marry an artist, you have to share him with the public."

This kind of warm'n'fuzzy patronizing seems directly out of a bad 4th grader essay. Make me want to puke.

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it helps their creativity. Drinking with girls is just part of that.”

The lowest, most uninpiring, cheap sort of creativity I would say.

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He can share her with the public as well. I'll go first.

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I’m so impressed that he can enjoy nightlife even with a pregnant wife at home

Just takes a little insensitivity training and complete disregard for anyone other than yourself. No need to be impressed, I bet there are dozens of husbands in Japan that can do this.

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"Pregnant Megumi has to put up with husband's partying"

Apparently Megumi's giving her husband too much komakai.

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I'm really surprised at this news, generally rock musicians make the best husbands.

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Haha. bet you he went to a bar ONCE and then this comes out.

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Her husband's a douche and she needs to find a guy to "party" with, pregnant or not. Let's see how he handles her "creative" time. Ha!

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Like father like son.

His father, the actor Iko Furiya, was famous for shagging around

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chardk1 that's a good one thanks for the laugh. I say this marriage like most celebrity marriages around the world won't last more than a couple of years.

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Unfortunate but true. Hes just married and already out partying with other women. Nothing but a pig. She should dump the loser and find herself an actual man.

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I think girls invite other girls to parties with him. No girl would refuse such an invitation because he is so popular.

It should be : "I think SHALLOW girls invite other SHALLOW girls to parties with him. No SHALLOW girl would refuse such an invitation because he is so popular."

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I'm still betting that those lovebirds are gonna make it after all. Yawn

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I wouldnt want to be stuck at home with an airhead, pregnant, ex-bikini model. <z> Megu-chan. What shall we name the baby? <z> Furu-san. For the 100th time, lets wait until we know the sex. <z> Megu-chan. Kawaiiiiii, look at this! baby shoes. pink. Kawaiiiiii <z> Furu-san. gnnnnnn! <z> Megu-chan. eeeee! whats wrong. <z> Furu-san. I have to go and see the babes err, baby shops. you stay here and rest. see how many baby names you can think of. <z> Megu-chan. Yata, I will make a big list and we can read the off together when you get home. <z> Furu-san. Errr, yes. get home. right. see you when I get home.

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Isn't Megumi supposed to be MEGUMI all in caps?

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So, I tell my wife I'm in a band and I'm good to go and party all night? Shiiiiore need to find me gitar and some drums! Then again, I'm not popular nor young or a musician. Guess I'll just stay at home.

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There is not a man alive who has not been through this phase in one way or another.

You are young, like going out and drinking with friends. The fact that you got married does not mean that you never ever want to go out again, especially if you are 29. Then your wife says she is pregnant. Great you think, but the baby has not actually been born yet, so you continue to go out for drinks or hang out with friends. Then the baby is born, so you cut down on the going out, but hey, it is aspleep most of the time anyway...

Perhaps being seen in the company of young women on a regular basis is not the best thing for any married man, but I would rather have had the life of Mick Jagger than Paul McCartney any day.

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call me

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someone should shokai furuya to mona yamamoto, they would be a great couple

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This has to be the most messedup, tragic piece of news I have ever seen. A man and a woman are married, the wife is pregnant, the husband cannot stop partying around, and the wife is expected to "share him with the public"??? No wonder marriages and family are falling apart in this country!!! If this #ahem# "Man" were really one, he'd leave the partying, leave the blind dates, and go home and be with his wife. However, this, once again, is just another example of how self trumps right.

One could say that she should leave him, but at the same time, one could say she never should have gotten involved with him in the first place. Guys like this are losers.....

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Guys... GROW UP! How deep and profound do you expect bikini models and J=Poop singers to be be? Was there anything "classy" in their image to start with? Garbage breeds garbage. Shi-t doesn't shine.

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Cammi: Haha, great idea!

But I would have to agree with The Maniac.

Still this is not uncommon. Most Japanese men are like that once their wives get pregnant. Marriage for them is another a contract - making sure there is someone to take of them and a child to carry on their family name. Is it any wonder why educated Japanese women today have decided to remain single even into their late 30s?

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She doesn't have to contend with it. Love it or leave it.

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Would she be sitting at home if she wasn't pregnant? so, people don't put all the blame on him.... she's no saint either.

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Well cheating is pretty common in Japan. They're only marrying because she got knocked up. So what do you expect?Otherwise he would still be partying.

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