Former SMAP member Katori marries girlfriend

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Shingo Katori, a former member of the superstar pop idol group SMAP, has married his girlfriend, his agency said Tuesday. "I will continue to take my work seriously, and would like to ask for everyone's support," the 44-year-old said. The woman is not an entertainer or high-profile figure, according to the agency. SMAP, whose name stands for "Sports Music Assemble People," was formed in 1988 when Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Katori and Katsuyuki Mori were between 11 to 15 years old. Mori left in 1996 to become a racer. SMAP was so popular that shortly before ...

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