Erika Sawajiri, who has resumed her showbiz career, is “half anxious, half excited” about her “wild businessman” girlfriend with whom she has been living together for half a year. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Erika Sawajiri, who has resumed her showbiz career, is “half anxious, half excited” about her “wild businessman” girlfriend with whom she has been living together for half a year.

A compilation of 23 years of hot love scoops: An actress returning to show business after a four-year absence and a wild businessman.

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’19 Erika Sawajiri ( 37 ) has been out of the limelight since her arrest by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for possession of the synthetic narcotic drug MDMA in November 1964. In September 2011, this magazine scooped the scene of her semi-cohabitation with her new lover, a wild businessman. In addition, three months before that, Sawajiri had been seen in the same place . We look back at the details based on the articles distributed on June 21, ‘ 23 and September 12, ’23 (ages and titles in the articles are as of the time of publication).

When we saw Sawajiri last June, she had black hair and was wearing a cardigan and overalls. However, when we saw her in September, she had drastically changed into a flamboyant mode!

Erika Sawajiri: Three and a half years after her shocking hiatus, we caught an exclusive glimpse of her beautiful, unchanged, “blown away smile” (June 21, 2011).

In a line of cars waiting at a traffic light, a coupe with Erika Sawajiri (37) at the wheel radiated an overwhelming presence.

The matte-black car started off as Sawajiri stepped on the accelerator while mumbling something, perhaps a lyric. 20 minutes into the drive, the car pulled up in front of a convenience store, and she got out of the driver’s seat with her purse in one hand. There was no one in the car. It appeared that he was driving alone.

Although it was once rumored that she had gained about 20 kg due to stress, she still looked as stylish as ever. In fact, she may have tanned a bit, and her pheromones even seem to have increased.

Wearing only chain glasses and without disguising herself with a mask or cap, Sawajiri proudly entered a Natural Lawson store. Her next stop was Matsumotokiyoshi. She drove further, this time to a store specializing in vintage sunglasses. Here, she was approached by someone for the first time.

A handsome man with long hair resembling Nobuyoshi Kuwano of the popular chorus group “Razz & Star” came out of the store with Sawajiri.

The two went on to visit a nearby jewelry store. I was curious about her relationship with the handsome man, but she said good-bye to him at this point. As they parted, Sawajiri’s smile flashed for the first time in a while.

The shopping trip ended with a stop at a select store frequented by celebrities. Sawajiri headed home.

Erika Sawajiri, a “wild businesswoman,” and her new boyfriend were photographed living together! (September 12, 2011 issue)

It was early afternoon in the middle of the Bon Festival. As the midsummer sun shone brightly, a Parisian-style couple emerged from a luxury apartment in Tokyo, arm in arm.

The beautiful woman with blonde hair and a flamboyant Dolce & Gabbana set-up is Erika Sawajiri, 37, a resident of the apartment.

Next to him is a wild man with wavy long hair, sunglasses, and a mustache. He is Mr. A, a handsome man resembling Nobuyoshi Kuwano of “Rats & Star” fame, who was with Sawajiri when FRIDAY reported in its June 30, 2011 issue that Sawajiri was seen naked for the first time in three and a half years.

They headed for the parking lot reserved for condominium residents and got into a white Crown parked there. After chatting with each other in the car, perhaps discussing their destination with the navigation system, the car started off. Mr. A took the wheel. The first stop was a dermatology clinic. Only Sawajiri went inside, while Mr. A waited in the car the whole time. After that, they stopped by a pharmacy and then went to Roppongi Hills.

They went to a floor lined with fashion brands. Mr. A was watching over Sawajiri, who was examining the products in one corner of the floor. As she headed to the cash register with a fluffy fluorescent green dress in her hand, Mr. A cracked a joke and the clerk laughed hysterically while she waited to get her dress altered. Sawajiri smiled at the scene – a happy sight.

Afterwards, the Parisian couple went home after having a smoke together.

After that, Mr. A continued to live at Sawajiri’s apartment. He spent his days driving to work at a select store he had set up with his own brother that sold vintage eyeglasses, sunglasses, and antique jewelry, and returning home in the middle of the night. Sawajiri’s recent appearance on the YouTube channel of Avex Chairman Katsuhito Matsuura became the talk of the town, and it was to Mr. A’s store that Sawajiri headed in Mr. Matsuura’s Rolls-Royce because “I wanted to fix my sunglasses. The A brothers were outside the frame of the camera. In other words, they were “living together halfway” with the approval of both the family and the office.

When we directly confronted Mr. A, he replied, “Sawajiri-san? The actress? He blurted out, “She’s very beautiful,” while expressing his affection for her.

–Mr. Matsuura came to the front of the store, which means he knows about the relationship.

I neither deny nor confirm. If I may say so, my car is an old Mercedes. 111 and a Rolls-Royce. My daily driver is a first generation Century. Please don’t take a picture of me (on a date) when I’m driving a Crown, which is a loaner car. People started calling me ‘Kuwaman, Kuwaman’ all the time. What the hell is that?” I was thinking, “What the hell is this?” and it was Friday’s fault. All men with all backs, mustaches, and sunglasses are “Kuwaman.

While joking around, he made no comment about their relationship, perhaps to protect Sawajiri. Mr. A walked away saying, “Don’t be a hoe man, ……. This cheerfulness will probably be another support for Sawajiri’s revival.

Sawajiri, who is returning to the stage, is “half anxious and half looking forward to it.

Sawajiri, too, has announced the resumption of her activities. In November 2011, after four years of silence, her agency, Avex Entertainment, announced that she will play the lead role of Blanche in the stage production of “A Train Named Desire” (directed by Yoshinobu Chung).

The play premiered on Broadway in ’47 and won three major Broadway awards at the same time, including the Pulitzer Prize. In 1951, it was made into a film with Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando and won four Academy Awards, including Best Actress. It is a masterpiece that will remain in the history of cinema.

In Japan, the famous actress Haruko Sugimura (died in ’97) played the leading role of Branch for the first time in ’53, and since then the role has been played about 600 times over the past 30 years, making it a hit. Since the role is quite difficult, it has only been played by a limited number of actresses who are considered acting stars, such as Kanako Higuchi and Shinobu Otake.

Sawajiri appeared on the cover of the December 22, ’23 issue of the magazine “GINGER 2024 March Special Supplement” (Gentosha). She said of her return to the stage, “I am half anxious and half looking forward to it.

I am half anxious and half looking forward to it. I’m in the process of carefully reading the book.

I’m concentrating on this stage. Now that I have decided to return to the world of acting, I have my first “dream” in my mind.

His return to the stage will be a tough one, but it is sure to draw a lot of attention. We hope it will be a success.

Sawajiri appeared in Tokyo in a casual outfit of short overalls and a vintage-style cardigan.
Sawajiri at Matsukiyo! She stayed there for about 5 minutes, but didn’t make a scene, probably because she was so imposing or because it was empty.
She met up with a handsome man who looked like Kuwaman, a star of yesteryear, at a sunglasses store in Tokyo. After chatting for a while, we went to a jewelry store.
What do you think of this “blown away” feeling? When she laughed, all the women around her who looked like acquaintances smiled along with her.
Unpublished photos of Erika Sawajiri, who has disappeared from the stage.
Unpublished photos of Erika Sawajiri, who has disappeared from the stage.
Unpublished photos of Erika Sawajiri, who has disappeared from the stage.
Exclusive photo of Erika Sawajiri, who has disappeared from the stage.
Unpublished cuts from the magazine Exclusive catch-up with Erika Sawajiri, who has disappeared from the stage.
Showing off his outstanding style in flamboyant fashion
Mr. A (right) struts around the Hills with his bright blue ethnic-style jacket, gold necklace, ring, and wristwatch sparkling. He was so powerful that no one could talk to him.
This is the scene of Mr. A’s regrettable drive. He had sent his beloved car for inspection, and this Crown is a loaner car.
I regret that I cannot show you his face, but Mr. A is a very handsome man. When I pointed out that he looked like Hiroyuki Sanada, he replied, “Let me choose that one!
Erika Sawajiri, “wild businesswoman” and her new boyfriend, “semi-living together”.
Erika Sawajiri and her new boyfriend Erika Sawajiri, a wild businesswoman, live together halfway through their marriage.
Erika Sawajiri, a wild businesswoman, living together with her new lover
Erika Sawajiri, a wild businesswoman, living together with her new lover
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