Saturday, June 25, 2016

Former actor Takachi Noboru arrested for possession of stimulants and marijuana

Former actor Takachi Noboru who is also the husband of actress Takashima Reiko, was arrested on 24 June for possessing 4g of stimulants, 2g of marijuana and equipment used to consume the drugs at a room in a Yokohama love hotel along with a 33-year-old club hostess. According to media reports, the arrest was conducted in the morning at 9.30am. The two testified that the drugs were for their own consumption. The authorities also found drugs in the woman's car at the hotel's carpark and are looking into where they got the drugs from. Takachi and the woman checked into the hotel around 2am on the same day and the authorities entered their room at 8.30am.

Takachi made his debut in 1993 as an actor using the name Takachi Tokyu but was sued by Tokyu Corporation under the Unfair Competition Prevention laws and had to change his name to Takachi Noboru. He was previously married to another celebrity Aida Momo between 1991 and 1996 and remarried Takashima in 1999. Takachi has been out of the limelight for some time and retired from showbiz last autumn. He was said to be caring for Takashima's father who is suffering from Parkinson's and had also opened a estellon in Yokohama City.

In response to her husband's arrest, Takashima released a fax statement through her agency where she apologised for the inconvenience and worry caused by her husband's case. She revealed that she only knew about the arrest through the media reports and was in shock over this. As the facts of the case will be known gradually as the investigation progresses, she called upon everyone to wait over them in the meantime and apologised for this note she had to write at such short notice.

Source: Sanspo 1 / Sanspo 2 / Sanspo 3

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