Takanori Obenata, 58, whose company is known for its busty pin-up idols and models, was discovered hanging from a necktie and vinyl cord in an office toilet by a staff member at approximately 3:20 p.m. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Yellow Cab was founded in 1980 and rose to prominence over the next two decades. Its current roster includes such top-name idols as Eiko Koike and Eriko Sato. Obenata took over as president in 2006.