At around 11:20 p.m. on April 3, Haruhiko Yazawa, of no known occupation, allegedly wrote to Sakura via Twitter, “Even though you are a woman, business is business. I will half-kill [you].”
Police did not reveal whether Yazawa admits to the allegations.
In responding to a request for comment from the Sankei, Sakura’s agency said, “We have nothing to say.”
In addition to being an AV actress, Sakura is also the author of a novel and a collection of essays. In 2017, a film based on a novel by Sakura screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.