On June 16, Kento Nagayama (34) was arrested for violation of the Marijuana Control Law. According to media reports, earlier the same day, investigators from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department raided Nagayama’s apartment in Meguro-ku, Tokyo, and arrested him after questioning the suspect inside the room.
Eita Nagayama, 40, has an image of being quite a rascal, but his younger brother Nagayama seems to be relatively quiet. I was honestly surprised because I didn’t get the impression that he played around or hung out with other people.
FRIDAY” had previously reported Nagayama’s semi-cohabitation with actress Kanna Mori (34) (January 30, 2003 issue) and his going to “Yoshinoya” alone after a location shoot (June 10, 2004 issue), but there was nothing particularly unusual about his behavior.
Since then, “FRIDAY” has seen Nagayama several times. In September 2007, we saw Nagayama shopping alone at a supermarket near his home. Wearing an aloha shirt and shorts, he tossed vegetables, prepared foods, frozen foods, and other items into his basket one after another, then left the supermarket and returned straight to his apartment. A housewife who said she always ran into Nagayama at the supermarket at the time said, “He always came shopping before the evening,
She said, “He always comes to the supermarket before the evening. He always comes to the supermarket before dusk,” said a housewife who said she always ran into Nagayama at the supermarket at that time. Even though he was a single man, he bought not only prepared foods but also a lot of vegetables, meat, and other ingredients.
He said, “He was a single man, but he was buying not only prepared foods but also a lot of vegetables and meat. On one occasion, Nagayama was seen parking his beloved emerald green Golf II on the street and entering a restaurant in front of him. Although it is not acceptable that he parked on the street in front of a bus stop, after finishing his meal, he drove straight home safely. In addition to his love of cooking, Nagayama is known for his unparalleled love of cars, and was even featured in a car magazine.
He was the type of person who, once he got into something, would go to the end of the line, especially when it came to cars, and he was very “realistic. He still owns several cars, including a rare rally car that he has owned for more than 10 years and was limited to 500 units worldwide. This ‘Golf II’ was modified to racing specifications, and he would go out at night to drive it on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway.
Nagayama said of his own choice of car, “I wanted a car that would not be seen by others,
I really wanted a car that would not be seen by others” (“GQ CARS,” April 24, 2009).
When I started looking for this “Golf II,” I was looking for a car that would be a little different from the others. When he began his search for the “Golf II,” he also read through all the materials on previous Golf models. (GQ CARS, December 22, 2009)
In “Bunshun Online” distributed on June 16,
Fake ones are meaningless. It’s not cool if you don’t have the real thing.
Nagayama was reported to have been using illegal drugs hidden in his home for many years. If he continued to pursue his hobby of “authenticity” in such a manner, it can only be described as utter folly.
PHOTO： Hiroyuki Sato (1st to 3rd) Sota Shima