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Miyuki Hatoyama named Best Jeanist for 2009

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The woman does indeed look great in jeans!

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What an embarrassment. She'll do as much to sink her husband's success as any failed policy. Flake does not begin to describe this woman.

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It's not even fair to make a pun about the "best of" something anymore here...Because it will actually exist.

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spot on Makun!

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Koda is dressed like a 5-year-old.

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The first lady? She is the Prime Minister's wife.

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smartacus at 07:35 AM JST - 20th October Koda is dressed like a 5-year-old.

A poorly dressed 5-year old at that.

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do they have to mention in every single articles about the UFO and tom cruise stories ? that is ok ! we heard it ! stop bringing it back everytime !!! that is not all that define her ! find something else !

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I for one am glad to see a Japanese first lady who actually appears to have a pulse. Far from sinking her husbands success I think she might just be someone to get people interested in politics who never were before and maybe, just maybe, provide something of a role model to certain Japanese ladies to actually take an interest in what their husbands actually do.

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hey jt how about giving us a list of all these -ists competitions do jt posters can get into the action if they want haha.

btw when will the announce the best sock-ist anyway!!!

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It's back with the '-ist' awards...I thought they might have been a passing trend, once-too-many-times mocked by the JT community. But they survive!

Best Manglish Award Title Survivalist!

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Dear whoever wrote this boring story,

'Jeanist' is not a word.

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I have long wished to win the prize, as I’m a big fan of jeans

Whoever is behind this -ist award phenomenon has even the first lady of the second largest economy in the world spouting their nonsense like a puppet.

Illuminati?

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Dear whoever wrote this boring story, 'Jeanist' is not a word.

They used the same word last year which means that when they report on this idiotic event next year, this "word" will have been used 3 times in "print." Which means that it is likely to become English, sigh............

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this woman is so unlikeable. why is the media trying to hard to make her work...

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his "word" will have been used 3 times in "print."

I tried google and the only time the word appears is in Japanese newspaper articles online.

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"this woman is so unlikeable"

Colorful, yes. Quirky, yes. Unlikeable? What's not to like?

And that's the cutest version of Kumi Koda I've ever seen!

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“I have long wished to win the prize, as I’m a big fan of jeans" Hatoyama said..........what a load of hog crap!!!! As if this was on your "to do" list. What else is on it???Lets see umm next up the hot dog eating contest.

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YAY!

Best ___-ist days are here again!!!

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If someone had told me these two would ever appear on stage together I wouldn't have believed it. Look out Ku-chan she's old - yosui kusatteru!!

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So next year to even the score Michelle will have to be named Best Jeanist 2010 and Yukio will have to win the Nobel Peace Prize. : )

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The former actress said she is trying to change her husband’s rather stiff and professor-like appearance.

Wow..she sure likes all the impossible and unbelievable things in life...:)

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"Best Jeanist"?

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I think she looks great for 66. Weird but funny lady. Would love to sit down with her and chat over a beer, while wearing jeans and flip flops of course.

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good thing the photo caption indentified who was who

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slow day on JT

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**Colorful, yes. Quirky, yes. Unlikeable? What's not to like?

And that's the cutest version of Kumi Koda I've ever seen!**

just get her off the t.v. shes of no significance. more koda kumi please
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Miyuki met her future husband, Yukio Hatoyama, in San Francisco, California, while Yukio was a student at Stanford University.[3] Miyuki and Yukio married in 1975, after Miyuki divorced her previous husband,[3] a restaurateur.[7] The couple has one son, Kiichiro, who is currently an engineering researcher studying in Russia.[1]

Checked out wiki about her...that's colourful?...:)

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she looks very good, has got a taste in fashion, but she should not give any comments to media especially about UFO:))

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nope.. its not colorful at all. i think they were trying to find a nice way to say shes out of her mind so that people will like her and vicariously her husband.

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She looks OK. Not quite a Lulu though.

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A "jeanist" - now there`s a new one. Something like a communist, only in blue?

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And the way Kumi Koda looks, she wins the prize for looking like the best five year oldist.

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Wow, is it that time of year already?

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It's time to annoy the idiots who celebrate this award and maybe wake a few of them up. Let's organise a "best kimonoka" (Duh, they say Judoka, don't dey?), or "best kimono samyoorai" award for the hollywood celebrity who looks the least embarrassed in a nylon, made-in-china bathrobe resplendant with an out-of-focus print of Mt. Fuji on it!

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This is so awesome.

After years of LDP we finally have a Japan that might be politically in tune with it's social elements.

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Who won the Jeanist prize last year?

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Weasel - Would you believe that cute little girl standing next to Miyuki was the 2008 Best Jeanist?

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slow day on JT

Actually, the yearly announcement of the year's best jeanist is a highlight of reading this website.

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I've been pondering since last year.... is this an acheivement in jeanism, or in jeanistry?

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I've been pondering since last year.... is this an acheivement in jeanism, or in jeanistry?

it doesn't take a jeaneist to figure that out.

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Maybe she is a just a good jeaneticist who majored in jeaneology and thus, she has good jeans!

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I think she is just jenial all round and to still have a bell bottom at 66 instead of an eyesore narrowing taper is a miracle.

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check out the lovely couple from a few years back...

http://www.instapunk.com/archives/InstaPunkArchiveV2.php3?a=1876

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To anyone who doesn't think it is important:

“I have long wished to win the prize, as I’m a big fan of jeans,” Hatoyama said.

People who don't like this award are just not fans of jeans.

Didn't Kusanagi win this award a few years back?

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It's the aliens wot done it for Miyuki-chan. Maybe she can introduce us?

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That must mean it's nraly time for the best pearlist award....

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A childhood dream come true! Congrats! I'm also happy that we can now add -ist to clothing items: sockist, t-shirtist... Next they'll have colonies for these people right down the beach from the nudists!

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BBC were having fun with this award - check it out on Odd Box.

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Man, i was hoping for a nice money shot here... Now i won't be able to sleep for 3 days.

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