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Teen girl arrested for stalking, brandishing box cutter at member of Japanese boy band 7 Men Samurai

  • Police arrested a 17-year-old high school student who followed 7 Men Samurai musical group member Taiko Sasaki on four separate occasions between April 1, 2021 and May 8, 2022. 
  • She began following him after she spotted him at the Shibuya Station in Tokyo and “fell in love at first sight.”
  • The teen would reportedly call on the musician and grab him, causing Sasaki to consult with the Shibuya Police Station in November. 
  • The police previously issued warnings and spoke to her parents. However, the student followed and approached Sasaki with a box cutter on April 30. 
  • Sasaki was not injured. The teen was apprehended before she could harm herself and others.

Shibuya Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for stalking and brandishing a box cutter at a member of the Japanese boy band 7 Men Samurai. 

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced the arrest of the unidentified high school student on Wednesday in Yokohama for violating the Stalker Control Law and Act on Punishment of Physical Violence.

J-Pop Idol Alle‌g‌ed‌ly As‌sa‌ult‌e‌d at Her Home, Then She Had to Apologize for It

NGT48’s Maho Yamaguchi publicly apologized during the group’s third-anniversary concert for bringing up her alleged a‌ssa‌u‌lt that has rocked the idol community over the past few days.

During the event on Thursday night, the 23-year-old member of NGT48 (the sister group of AKB48) was filmed on stage as she ap‌ologi‌zed to fans for “causing trouble,” according to Billboard.

JPop Star Cosplays as Donald Trump During President’s Japan Visit

In an apparent celebration of the U.S. president’s arrival in Japan, one of the country’s most successful pop stars became “Katold Trump,” entourage and all.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump landed in Japan for a three-day visit to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This marked the beginning of the president’s Asia tour, the Nikkei Asian Review noted.

Japanese Idol Singer Asks Fans to Use Deodorant Before Meeting Her

Fans of a popular idol group in Japan who intend to get up close and personal with the lovely ladies at press events now need something else besides a backstage pass: deodorant.

In preparation for their upcoming meet-and-greet handshake events, SKE48 member Kaori Matsumura (aka “Kao-tan”) made an early appeal for the group’s fans to have better hygiene.