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Maki Horikita is Miss Cotton 2008

Japanese starlet Maki Horikita (L) is crowned Miss Cotton 2008. Eiko Koike is named as Mrs Cotton, while TOKIO’s Taichi Kokubun Mr Cotton.

Maki Horikita, Taichi Kokubun and Eiko Koike Cotton USA Awards 2008

The 5th Cotton USA Awards, meant to promote the cotton industry in Japan, were presented on May 14 in Ebisu, Tokyo. The annual awards are given to celebrities to celebrities who possess the “softness” and “freshness” like cotton.

That’s just about the weirdest award I have heard of.

Japan films Hana Kimi

Japan’s Fuji TV is filming drama series Hana Kimi, a romantic flick based on popular Japanese manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e by Hisaya Nakajo.

Fuji TV Japanese live action drama Hana Kimi

Hana Kimi is about a girl who fell in love and decided to transfer into the same school to meet her dream guy. Problem is, the guy is attending an all-boys high school, and the girl will have to disguise as a boy to meet her Mr Right.

The manga was first adapted by the Taiwanese, starring Ella Chen, Wu Chun and Jiro Wang. The drama was a huge hit and prompted Fuji TV to produce the Japanese version, which will star Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri and Toma Ikuta etc.