Enka singer Yoko Nagayama marries American entrepreneur

Enka singer Yoko Nagayama marries American entrepreneur Yoko Nagayama

Enka singer Yoko Nagayama, 41, announced on her blog Monday that she has married American entrepreneur Mark Smith, 40, who is president and CEO of temp staffing firm Skillhouse Staffing Solutions.

The couple visited their ward office to register their marriage the same day, Nagayama said on her blog. She also assured fans that she would continue her singing career after her marriage.

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    Samuraiiki

    High aspirations no Japanese could fullfill.

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    Altria

    Mark and Yoko Smith - sounds like a marriage straight out of New Horizon.

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    memyselfI

    I guess it is too late for children Looks like a business move to me

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    Brainiac

    memyselfI

    Instead of making ignorant remarks about it being a business move, why don't you just congratulate the couple and wish them all the best?

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    jkoffman

    memyselfI - pretty lame comment, they been dating for years...

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    ronaldk

    Good for them. 41 can still have kids.

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    soldave

    ikoffman - in that case wonder if he's hit 40 and suddenly realised he should get married. Usually gets the Japanese women at 30 so she's held out well.

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    combinibento

    I totally love this chick and even have a couple albums. Wow, totally impressed she swings to the West.

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    Goals0

    Anyone who can play shamisen is okay by me. I can play shamisen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql-mcO3CoDo&feature=related

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    Ultradude

    I wish them both the best in their new lives together.

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    TokyoGas

    Congrats! Now go out there and make some babies! :)

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    timorborder

    Real high profile singer with the oldies. It will be interesting to see how her career develops from here on in.

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    tokyocrawler

    One for the Gaijins! Hi-five!

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    OssanAmerica

    I guess it is too late for children.

    That's not true.

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    virgo

    So what if they have kids..at her age whats the point anyway..just enjoy life!

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    zaichik

    This would have been more amusing had it been "enka singer marries Mark E. Smith".... (/obscure indie reference)

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    sydenham

    Congrats Yoko and Mark.

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