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Contemplating life after SMAP

TOKYO -- From concerts to variety shows to commercials, the pop group SMAP commands such a presence in Japan that the prospect of its breakup leaves the entertainment and advertising industries asking, "What now?"

     "In terms of recognition and favorables, they're off the charts," said an executive at a major ad agency who has worked with the group, describing the impact of a breakup as "unfathomable."

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