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The biography series “Megami no Kiseki” (“Traces of the Goddess”; TV Tokyo, Tues., 7:54 p.m.) profiles women who talk intimately about their lives. This week’s subject is actress Naomi Kawashima, who has maintained a career by successfully stage-managing her image.

Kawashima was the most popular figure in the joshidaisei idoru (women university- student starlet) boom of the 1980s, through which she made her name as a radio DJ. She eventually turned to acting and rebuilt her image as a sex bomb in the hit movie “Shitsurakuen.” Next, she was a certified wine expert who helped kick-start the early 2000s wine-tasting fad, and most recently gained attention by marrying one of Japan’s most illustrious pastry chefs.

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