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Tokyo cops bust AKB48 composer for stimulant drug use

Kosuke Oba
Kosuke Oba

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of a popular composer of music for idol groups AKB48 and Arashi on drug charges, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 6).

Officers took Kosuke Oba, a 33-year-old resident of Nakano Ward, into custody for allegedly using stimulant drugs between late October and early November.

Just before 1:00 a.m. on November 3, Oba telephoned the local fire department to report that he was having trouble breathing. After being transported to a local hospital, he indicated that his condition might be due to his recent use of stimulant drugs.

A drug test of the suspect’s urine gave a positive result.

Oba has written the music for a number of popular artists, including “The Sailor Dreams Up a Storm” for AKB48 and Arashi’s “Story.” He has also contributed a number of pieces to the animation “The Prince of Tennis.”


  1. sasori7 sasori7 November 10, 2014

    that would explain why the crap sounds like they just can’t wait to get through the ‘songs’.

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