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Hirokazu Sawamura said to be dating Nippon TV Maki Mori

by on Apr.12, 2011 @ 8:40 pm, under NPB

Daily Sports reports that 23-year-old Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) is dating 30-year-old Nippon TV announcer Maki Mori.  According to unnamed sources, the two have been seeing each other since Sawamura was attending Chuo University.

FWIW: Daisuke Matsuzaka (Tomoyo Shibata), Daisuke Motoki (Izumi Ogami), and Yoshinobu Takahashi (Mai Onodera) all married Nippon TV announcers.

UPDATE 4/15 @ 11:03am - Mori was at QVC Marine Field covering yesterday's Rakuten Eagles - Chiba Lotte Marines gameSenichi Hoshino and Takeshi Yamasaki left a few teasing comments with the media.  Hoshino: "She's beautiful as always.  Dating someone?  What's wrong with that, she's still young." Yamasaki: "It's not good, to date young kids like that.  If I were only 20 years younger..."

UPDATE 4/26 @ 6:27pm - Noritada Hosokawa, president of Nippon TV, told reporters he was happy for the couple and that he wished them the best.  He also said he doesn't mind any of the publicity, so long as it remains good / positive publicity.