Current Google Insights trends: 'Mei Itoya', Roman Polanski, Samantha Geimer

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The name of adult magazine model and Japanese porn actress Mei Itoya ("????" in Japanese) is the most hotly searched for term on Google Search on the morning of October 5.

According to translated Japanese news reports, Mei Itoya has been living with and dating comedian Iwao Nozomu - famous for his role as one half of the Japanese comedic duo Football Hour.

In 2008, agents of both celebrities released statements that denied the two were dating after celebrity magazines reported that the couple had spent the night at Iwao's apartment and photographs of the two "on a date" appeared in the entertainment news.

The name of French-Polish actor-writer-filmmaker Roman Polanski, continues to be a popular search term on Google after he was arrested by Swiss police on September 26 on the request of the US government. Polanski was travelling to the Zurich Film Festival to collect a lifetime achievement "Golden Icon Award" and was arrested on entry into Swiss territory.

Polanski was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977 while he was residing in the US. He fled the country to to avoid jail time and has since been on the run from US authorities.

According to court papers that were released to the press on October 2, Polanski agreed to pay his victim $500,000 to settle the lawsuit that was filed back in 1988. The amount was never paid.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide within the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on October 5 at 8:30 AM GMT are:

1. ????** (Breakout*)
2. roman polanski (+600%)
3. samantha geimer (+400%)
4. assedic (+350%)
5. yom kippur (+250%)
6. sisal ( +250%)
7. pole emploi (+130%)
8. aöf (+110%)
9. enem 2009 (+80%)
10. fifa 10 (+50%)

*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000 percent

**The name of Mei Itoya in Japanese

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