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MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) Pop idol-turned-actress Noriko Sakai, who was convicted of stimulant drug use and possession, has been accepted at a university in Gunma Prefecture to study welfare, the university said Tuesday.

The 38-year-old has passed the entrance examination for the social work department at Souzou Gakuen University and has already completed admission procedures.

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