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Japan’s First Lady Miyuki Hatoyama was named one of nine “Best Jeans-ist 2009” awardees in yet another made-for-TV-news awards show.

“Let me be clear: I’m surprised and humbled by this award,” said Miyuki Hatoyama, “To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who’ve been honored by this prize, including has-beens like Koda Kumi; resurrected-from-the-dead-and-no-longer-teen-pop-idols, SPEED; and famous-because-he’s-the-grandson-of-a-former-prime-minister, Daigo.”

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In other news, Microsoft Corporation denied rumors that it was recruiting Tokyo 2.0 Night attendees to line up for the cameras at Wednesday’s made-for-TV-news “midnight launch” of Windows 7. “Hey, c’mon, Andrew, Paul, and those guys all use Mac OS,” said Microsoft Japan spokesperson, Aoi Sukurinuobudesu.

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