After being released on bail for the first time in two months, the man appeared before the press in a black suit and black tie. He bowed his head deeply for about 10 seconds. Without saying a word, he got into a car to pick him up.
Just before noon on September 2, former “KAT-TUN” member Tanaka, 36, a former member of “KAT-TUN,” emerged from the Kashiwa Police Station in Chiba Prefecture where he had been detained. Tanaka had twice requested bail, but the Chiba District Public Prosecutors Office rejected his request after he filed a quasi-appeal to appeal; his third request was finally approved, and he paid 6 million yen for bail. Tanaka has been arrested four times for odd drugs.
Tanaka was first arrested in May 2005 for violation of the Marijuana Control Law. He was found to be in possession of approximately 0.164 grams of methamphetamine at a business hotel in Nagoya City in February of this year, resulting in his second arrest.
When he was released on bail in March, Tanaka showed remorse on his YouTube page, saying, “No matter what the reason, the fact that I did something I shouldn’t have done should never be forgiven. I will properly bear the responsibility and make amends,’ he said auspiciously.
Only nine days after the verdict, ……
On June 20, Tanaka was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison, a relatively light sentence for a second arrest, with a three-year suspended sentence. On June 20, he was sentenced to one year and eight months in prison, a relatively light sentence for a second arrest, with a three-year suspended sentence. However, …….
On June 29, only nine days after his sentencing, he was caught red-handed near his parents’ home near JR Kashiwa Station. A patrol car spotted Tanaka, who was dressed all in black and wearing a straw hat and acting suspiciously. When asked for his name, he refused to answer. He refused to show identification.
The police obtained a search warrant and searched his belongings. Then, a plastic bag measuring 6 cm x 4 cm was found between the black pants that defendant Tanaka was wearing and his body. Inside was a white powder of methamphetamine. Later, in July, he was arrested for the fourth time on suspicion of using methamphetamine,” said a reporter from the society section of a national newspaper.
Tanaka admitted to the police that he had used methamphetamine and said that his motive was to distract himself from anxiety about the future.
FRIDAY” has often reported Tanaka’s incomprehensible behavior. He has been accused of using cloak-and-dagger tactics to solicit illegal drugs from a female acquaintance, wielding a knife at a bar in Nishiazabu, Tokyo, which he manages, and uttering the bizarre words, “You bitch! I’ll kill you.” …… Tanaka has repeatedly betrayed the wishes of his supporters and relatives. After being released on bail, Tanaka still has the tattoo on his neck.
His first trial is scheduled for September 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Matsudo branch of the Chiba District Court.
Photo by： Shinji Hasuo