Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Takagi Saya arrested for possession of marijuana; rerun of "Aibou" re-scheduled as a result

Takagi Saya (real name Masudo Ikue) was arrested for possession of marijuana at her residence in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, as reported on 25 October. She has denied the allegation and said that the drugs were not hers.

Takagi had taken part in the Upper House elections during May this year under the banner of New Renaissance Party but did not get elected. During her campaigning, she had asked for the legalisation of marijuana for medical use. Takagi started to use her real name from 2008 to engage in environmental projects and quit her agency in 2012 before moving from Minami Fuso in Chiba to Ishigaki.

In view of her arrest, the rerun schedule of TV Asahi's "Aibou" at 3.55pm today was affected. The episode to be shown was no.13 from the 7th season but an announcement was made before the broadcast that episode 12 from season 14 was shown instead. Takagi had appeared in the "Aibou" series up to the first episode of season 10 and played the ex-wife of Sugishita Ukyo (Mizutani Yutaka).

Sources: Sponichi Annex 1 /  Sponichi Annex 2

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