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Yuko Oshima, a former leading member of the popular Japanese all-girl idol group AKB48, and Japanese actor Kento Hayashi are set to marry, the couple said Thursday.

“I am happy to be able to make such an announcement and would appreciate it greatly if you were happy (to hear it) too,” the 32-year-old idol-turned-actor said in a statement released on her official website.

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