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Japanese political up-and-comer Shinjiro Koizumi to marry TV host

Son of ex-PM, seen as future leader, expecting baby with fiance Christel Takigawa

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi and TV personality Christel Takigawa talk to reporters on Aug. 7 in Tokyo after announcing their engagement. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai) 

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi and TV personality Christel Takigawa said Wednesday they will get married.

The 38-year-old son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Takigawa, a former anchorwoman known as the multilingual presenter in Tokyo's 2013 Summer Olympic and Paralympic bid, told reporters they are also due to have a baby early next year.

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