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Father of actor Tadanobu Asano arrested for use of stimulant drugs

Yukihisa Sato
Yukihisa Sato (Fuji News Network)

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the father of actor┬áTadanobu Asano over the alleged use of stimulant drugs, reports Fuji News Network (Dec. 5).

On November 30, police found Yukihisa Sato, 68, to be in possession of a glass pipe during questioning. At the Shibuya Police Station, an examination of Sato’s urine gave a positive response for kakuseizai, or stimulant drugs.

Sato admits to the allegations.

The suspect is the president of the agency representing Asano. The 44-year-old actor this year appeared in the Sion Sono-directed comedy “Shinjuku Swan II.”