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Actress Kawashima Naomi died Thursday of bile duct cancer at a Tokyo hospital. She was 54. Her death was announced on Facebook by her husband, pastry chef Yoroizuka Toshihiko. The pair had been married since 2009.

Kawashima made her debut as a singer with "Champagne No.5" in 1979 while still a student at the prestigious Aoyama Gakuin University. She gained popularity in the early 1980s as...
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Hanten Jacket STORE: If you want to stay warm and cosy this winter, there's no better way than with a padded cotton hanten jacket.

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