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The word motodoru refers to female celebrities who were “idols” in their youth. However, it also means “getting value for one’s money,” and is usually associated with housewives.

Both meanings are implicit in the title of the new variety show “Roman! Motodoru Sannin Musume” (TV Tokyo, Monday, 7 p.m.), which stars three former idols who explore the wonderful world of consumption.

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