Toshifumi Fujimoto, who has resumed his activities, revealed to the magazine his “bitter argument after the hit-and-run. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Toshifumi Fujimoto, who has resumed his activities, revealed to the magazine his “bitter argument after the hit-and-run.

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Fujimon responds to an interview with this magazine while making a short run. Yoshimoto Kogyo announced the resumption of his activities as of February 23

We are pleased to announce that as of today, February 23, we will be resuming our activities.

On the official website of Yoshimoto Kogyo, it was announced that Toshifumi Fujimoto (Fujimon) (53) of the comedy duo “FUJIWARA” will resume his activities. On October 4, 2011, Fujimoto caused a collision with a public vehicle at an intersection in Shibuya Ward, but fled the scene. He has been suspended for more than four months, but has received a variety of comments from the industry.

As a TV personality, I am very happy to see Mr. Fujimoto back on the air,” said one TV person, “as a ‘gaya-geisha,’ he brings excitement to any program and does not interfere with the MC’s progress. However, neither he nor his office has held a press conference, and no clear explanation has been given as to the reason for the incident. The truth is that TV stations are reluctant to use her even if she is unilaterally reinstated under such circumstances.

In its November 10 and 17, 2011 issues, “FRIDAY” interviewed Fujimon, who was under house arrest. The following is the only voice of Fujimon himself after the incident (some corrections have been made).

True feelings in the industry at the time of the hit-and-run incident

During the recording, Mr. Fujimoto keeps shouting, so it is very difficult to edit the video as if he were not there. ……” (a person related to the production company)

On October 4, Fujimoto Toshifumi (Fujimon) of “FUJIWARA” hit an ordinary vehicle at an intersection in Shibuya Ward. He left the scene of the accident and announced his voluntary suspension on October 11. Fujimon has no regular TV programs, but after the announcement of his voluntary restraint, the TV stations were busy dealing with the situation.

He said, “It was a time of many special programs, and some of them had already been recorded. He was in a prominent position in all the programs and hosted some of the corners, so we couldn’t cut them. I think that the recorded programs will be broadcast with the emphasis that they were recorded before the accident, but from around the time of the recording of the year-end specials, I don’t think we will see him at all because he is still adjusting his appearance offers.

It was reported that he had gone to work as usual immediately after the accident, leading to various speculations that he might have been with someone else, etc. FRIDAY interviewed Fujimon directly as he was returning home from a convenience store.

–I’m Mr. Fujimon, and I’m here to talk to you. I’m here about the property damage accident. Have you apologized to the victims?

I have already apologized to the victims. Yes, I am very sorry.

–Why didn’t you take proper action immediately after the accident?

“Oh, that’s because I’m in the middle of a self-restraint, so please go through my office.

–Was it because you had a girlfriend or other passengers with you at the time of the accident?

No, I did not! I’m sorry, I’m sorry. ……”

Saying that, he rounded his back and drove away. It seems that even the energetic “gaya-bancho” has no choice but to hide his breath for the time being.

Fujimon responding to a direct interview by this magazine
The response was polite.
  • PHOTO Kojiro Yamada

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