Well Well Well, I am not too surprised because Erika Sawajiri is known for her constant chaos. Many years ago, she filed for divorce from a husband who was twenty something years her senior, apparently even then, she was using illicit drugs and there were rumors about her using these drugs. I live in Japan and don’t pay attention to these things, but when I saw this news, I wasn’t too surprised.
But the way Japanese media and society sanctions her really reminds me of the rigid system and especially entertainment industry is not something to be disrespected. Each “talent” (celebrity) in Japan is expected to hold the highest integrity, thus they are not supposed to be drug, illegal transaction, affair ( remember what happened to Becky?)..otherwise you will pay a huge price later and looks like Sawajiri has always been paying the price.
Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama “1 Litre of Tears”, has been arrested on suspicion of possessiong drugs, NHK reported on Saturday circuiting unnamed sources.
The 33-year-old actress, who this year started in a TB adaption of Tokyo Yamasaki’s hit novel “Shiroi Kyoto”, was arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of possessing ecstasy, although few other details are unknown, NHK said.
Tear-jerker “1 Litre of Tears” made Sawajiri famous not only in Japan but across Asia with the drama’s depiction of its heroine’s physical deterioration from a rare disease. The Tokyo police did not immediately response to a request for comment. Sawajiri’s talent agency was not immediately reachable for comment.
Reporting by Sam Nussery
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