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Kanagawa cops: Noboru Takachi ‘regularly met’ with hostess

Noboru Takachi
Noboru Takachi

KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Wednesday revealed that former actor Noboru Takachi, 51, currently in custody on drug charges, regularly met with a bar hostess who was arrested with him last week, reports Nippon News Network (June 29).

Takaichi, who has been charged with possession of marijuana and stimulant drugs, told officers that he “regularly met” with 33-year-old hostess Atsuko Isokawa. “(It started) from three years ago,” he is quoted, according to police.

On Friday, officers from the Kanto Narcotics Control Department found four grams of the stimulant drugs and two grams of marijuana in the possession of Takachi, the husband of actress Reiko Takashima, and Isokawa in a room of a love hotel in Yokohama’s Minami Ward.

Takachi, whose real name is Joji Osaki, admitted to the allegations, telling police that the drugs were for his own use.

Takachi and Isokawa both indicated that they met at a party about 10 years ago. Police have confirmed that the pair regularly used the same hotel.

The results of a urine analysis of a sample provided by Takachi will determine whether police will apply drug use charges as well.