Yuriko Yoshitaka, 35, will play the lead role in NHK’s historical drama “Hikaru Kimi e” next year. There was a man behind the scenes supporting her breakthrough. The two met about a year ago. It was in mid-June that we reported that Yuriko was in a serious relationship with a handsome boyfriend who looked like “Matsuya Onoe. We saw them for the first time in September last year, in October last year, and again in mid-May. Yoshitaka always wore a rough style and had a relaxed look on her face; we look back at the details based on the article distributed on June 13 (ages and titles in the article are current at the time of publication).
The drinking session in the restaurant had already been going on for over five hours, but the liquor orders were far from over.
On a night in mid-May, actress Yuriko Yoshitaka (34) was seen at an izakaya in Nishiazabu (Minato Ward), Tokyo. After finishing work in the evening, Yoshitaka joined several friends at the izakaya. The party was lively, and it was around 10:30 pm when Yoshitaka left the restaurant. A tall, stout man was standing next to him. He was a handsome man with clear-cut eyes and nose, reminiscent of the actor Matsuya Onoe. After parting with their friends, the two men disappeared into the night in an intimate atmosphere.
Yoshitaka will play the leading role for the first time in next year’s NHK historical drama “Hikaru Kimi e” (To You, Hikaru). This handsome man, Mr. A, is behind the scenes supporting Yoshitaka’s breakthrough. An acquaintance of Yoshitaka’s reveals, “Mr. A works for a general company.
Mr. A is a company employee working for a general company. They met through a mutual acquaintance and started dating about a year ago. Yoshitaka trusts Mr. A, who is close in age and has a very patient nature.
This is not the first time the two were spotted by this magazine. In late September last year, we found the two enjoying sushi in Roppongi (Minato Ward). They were both dressed casually, suggesting a casual relationship. After enjoying dinner until after 9 pm, they returned to Yoshitaka’s apartment in good humor. Also in early October, they were seen enjoying machuka in Roppongi.
I think their relationship is officially approved by the office. Whenever she goes out with Ms. A, she is often picked up and dropped off in the office’s car. It seems that sometimes they have dinner together with the office staff with whom they are good friends.
When we confirmed the fact of their relationship with Yoshitaka’s office, they replied, “We leave his private life to him.
Changes that have occurred in his views on love
Yoshitaka has had affairs with famous musicians in the past. In 2001, he was reportedly romantically involved with Yojiro Noda, 37, the vocalist of “Radwimps,” and in 2004, this magazine scooped his trip to Bali with Tadayoshi Okura, 38, of “Kanjani Eight.
Yoshitaka is the type of person who turns love into power. When she was dating Ms. Noda, she was selected to be the heroine in the morning drama “Hanako to Anne” (NHK), which won high acclaim. During her relationship with Ms. Okura, she also had many representative works such as “Tokyo Tarareba Musume” (NTV). She is the type of person who gets into her roles, so her mentality must have had a big impact on her.
In a past interview with “The Television Monthly,” Yoshitaka said, “I am attracted to people who have experiences that I don’t have and people who have a sense of humor. However, unlike the two mentioned above, Mr. A is a company employee working for a general company. What was behind the change in their views on love?
She says, “Until now, I used to act the part of Yuriko Yoshitaka even in my private life. I used to act as Yuriko Yoshitaka in my private life. When I met people, I would turn on a switch to act cheerful and openhearted. But now that I’m in my 30s, I’ve decided to work on only one drama series and one movie a year, and I’ve come to value my private life more. As I spent more time being myself, I guess I became attracted to people who accepted that aspect of me. She was always more of an introvert and an indoor person.
The presence of Ms. A, who can reveal her true self, has also had a positive impact on her acting career.
Yoshitaka’s weapon is her ability to play a wide range of roles, from light-hearted characters to darker ones. In “Saiai” (TBS) broadcast in 2009, she won the Best Actress Award in the “Tokyo Drama Award 2022″ for her high acting ability. I am sure that she will show us a Murasaki Shikibu that no one has ever seen before in her first Taiga drama,” said media culture critic, Hiroyoshi Usui.
Yoshitaka has been on location at Heian Shrine in Kyoto since May 28 for the drama. After completing her first attempt at starring in a major TV drama, she may be ready to move on to the next step.
He said, “My relationship with Mr. A has been endorsed by my office and I have already introduced it to my friends. Of course, I think she has marriage in mind. After the film is cranked up, they may even make it to the finish line.
Since her debut in 2006, she has impressed people with her numerous movies and dramas. Next, I hope she will find her own happiness.
Her boyfriend, a “civilian man,” is reportedly a sergeant of a jewelry brand with an annual income of 50 million yen.
After this magazine’s report, “NEWS POST SEVEN” reported on Mr. A’s background,
He is the son of the founding family of a jewelry brand. He currently works for a major foreign financial institution and is a super businessman with an annual income of at least 50 million yen. He is an elite with a background too brilliant to be called an “ordinary man.
The report stated, “He is an elite with a background too brilliant to be called an ‘ordinary man. In addition, at the end of April, they took a trip to Hokkaido, where Yoshitaka planned a private trip while he appeared for the first pitch of a professional baseball game. The report says that they enjoyed local sushi, golf, and horseback riding.
Yoshitaka is currently in Kyoto in the midst of filming “Hikaru Kimi e” (To You, Hikaru), and on the morning of July 7, he updated his Twitter (X). On the morning of July 7, she updated her Twitter account (X), saying, “It’s been so long since I’ve been on location all week,
“I’ve been outside all day on location all week, so in just a few days I’ve got a nice, well-done tan like a kid at the end of summer vacation,” he wrote.
The filming is going well. The filming will continue until next fall. During that time, Yoshitaka will spend most of her time in Kyoto, so it is unlikely that we will hear anything about her and Mr. A later in the year. Next year, we hope to enjoy Yoshitaka’s Murasaki Shikibu.
PHOTO.： Sota Shima (1st photo) Takeo Yuzuku (2nd photo) Sayuki Saito