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A QUEEN'S DEBUT: Ayu rocks the 2002 MTV Asia music awards in a kimono she designed bearing the Japanese characters for 'Love', 'Peace' and 'Future'. She also took home the award for Most Influential Japanese singer in Asia
PETER STEINHAUER FOR TIME
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