Japanese men behaving badly

Oshio & Manabu

A week full of scandals and bad behavior. Above is Oshio Manabu, an actor and pop singer, who fled the house of a woman with whom he did Ecstasy after she fell ill. He called his manager and left without calling for medical help. Later, she died. Now And now Manabu’s wife is divorcing him.

The second scandal involves “self-proclaimed professional surfer” Takaso Yuichi  busted for amphetamine stuffed in his underwear who blamed his wife, popular actress Sakai Noriko. She fled the city but was arrested today after leaving her son at the home of her husband’s mistress.

takaso yuichi

Sadly I can’t find a photo of alleged surfer Takaso (Above is Takaso, thanks to an anonymous tipster, unfortunately not caught in surfer action), although I was charmed to hear that the government has pulled the wife’s movie promoting the new lay jury system in Japan. Apparently they don’t want a fictional “juror” who is a real life suspect.

Noripi as fictional juror

The Japanese press is finding many warnings that Noripi was corrupted by her husband of ten years. Why she even got a tattoo last year: a clear signal of descent into depravity, no?

Early last year a tattoo was spotted on her left ankle, something not considered in keeping with her pure and innocent image. Showbiz sources say she had lost a lot of weight and was behaving erratically lately.

Noripi tattoo

And lastly here is Noripi singing her “Blue Rabbit” (Aoi Usagi) song:


4 comments

  1. Another point about the Oshio case you might want to make is that the apartment the woman died in was owned by the CEO of Peach John (Japan’s answer to Victoria’s Secret). She was involved with Oshio in the past, but denied any involvement in the death of the girl. Peach John’s homepage even has a note posted to that effect.

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