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Cosmetic surgeon-turned celebrity Ayako Nishikawa, 39, left, joins transsexual celebrity Ai Haruna, 37, at a promotional event Tuesday for Kagome's new line of TOMAREPI! tomato-based stir-fried and stew products. "TOMAREPI!" is short for "Tomato de kantan watashi no recipe!" or "My simple recipe using tomatoes.” In the TV commercial, which airs from Wednesday, Haruna plays a tomato fairy-godmother helping housewives who are inexperienced at cooking.

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WOW the Trany is hotter than the real deal....

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What a combination.

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Wow, was Ayako her cosmetic surgeon?! From right here I would have never guessed that was a tranny.

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Well no more Kagome products for me - this is utterly disgusting!!

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Can you guess what I want to throw at them right now?

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You gotta wonder what is in the product!

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Well no more Kagome products for me - this is utterly disgusting!! I dont get it.. What is utterly Disgusting???? I send 2 people and a box of food in the photo....

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I see 2 people.....

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Even if some people are "disgusted" by Transsexuals like Ai Haruna, there's no denying that she is beautiful.

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Looks like someone beat them with a tomato-flavored ugly stick.

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Haruna Ai is a fat man. JT more Yamada Yu, less transsexuals please.

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Why are transexuals, new halfs, ex porn stars, guys who dress up as girls, blah blah blah even considered as celebrities in this country??? But gotta have to agree that shehe looks better than the doc.

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Even if some people are "disgusted" by Transsexuals like Ai Haruna, there's no denying that she is beautiful.

I'm not disgusted - I just don't find "her" beautiful. I don't see all the fuss actually. I'm with Ninjazilla!

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I don't care for her because of the way she acts, same for most of the other japanese and foreign talento, etc.

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SHE?????.... HE IS NOT A SHE.... i saw this tranny on Hexagon and HE was much fatter than in the picture now... and the voice is horrible.. such a MAN.... disgusting

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Haruna plays a tomato fairy-godmother helping housewives who are inexperienced at cooking

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

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That is one pretty nice tranny.

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Wasabi, I believe he is a she now. Got all the necessary surgery done. No going back. Would rather hang with Haruna than Nishikawa sensei any day. She became famous primarily for her near-incomprehensible conceit. (supposedly she has mellowed since getting married)

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Wow! This looks like a lot of fun!

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The doc's near-incomprehensible conceit was obviously part of the character she played as a caricature of herself.

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Interesting. Who did Nishikawa ended up marrying? Never thought she'd end up tying the knot.

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what in god's name do this pair have to do with a tomato product?? or... is it just because the sheer randomness of the selection help attract attention?

japan is weirdsville

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Here's my simple recipe using tomatoes:

Ingredients: Two 400 gram cans whole peeled Italian tomatoes, 2 green peppers, 1/4 small-medium onion, 1 teaspoon salt, 2-3 teaspoons Italian herb mix ( oregano, rosemary, marjoram, tyme ), 2-3 tablespoons brown or white sugar

Crush the tomatoes a little, chop the green peppers & onion medium-fine, throw everything into a pot, put the gas on high, stir with a wood spoon til it starts bubbling, turn the gas down on low, put a lid loosely on the pot, simmer 10-15 minutes stirring a couple of times. Presto - Extremely Delicious & Healthy Stewed Tomatoes! Yer all welcome!

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Interesting. Who did Nishikawa ended up marrying? Never thought she'd end up tying the knot.

...a 4000Man (40 000 000) yens, thats what she was looking for !

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...a 4000Man (40 000 000) yens...japanese male.

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I don't buy into it at all... the poor woman is pushed as a celebrity because she's a transexual, not because of talent. When they introduce her on variety shows or what have you, it's always, "Here's transexual Ai Haruna!" (even in the explanation of the picture), never just, "Here's Ai Haruna". It's like with a lot of 'talento' in Japan; treated like zoo exhibitions.

Regardless, this is one product I won't be trying based on how they're advertising, if these are their models. Not because I have anything against Ai Haruna (the doc is a hack, though), but because of how the media exploits her.

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I thought the one on the left was the trans...

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I agree with you on that smithinjapan, lots of talento are only there because they're not the norm.

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Why a trans? Japan have enough pretty girls to do these things --" No more Kagome products for me too I gonna vomit if I eat this again LOL ><

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WTF! Transexuals are people too! I think she looks pretty...despite the costume!

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