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In Stick News today the prime minister of Japan has been socializing with the countries only Torino Olympic gold medal winner Shizuka Arakawa.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has been divorced since 1982.
Arakawa won the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, skating to Puccini's "Violin Fantasy of Turandot."
On Monday night Arakawa and Koizumi attended a performance of Puccini’s opera Turandot.
Representatives of Prime Minister Koizumi have denied the two are romantically involved.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday 5th April. Kia Ora.
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