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Actor Kentaro Ito arrested over hit-and-run incident in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo on Thursday arrested 23-year-old actor Kentaro Ito on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in injury, and violation of the Road Traffic Law, after the car he was driving hit a motorcycle, injuring a man and woman.

According to police, the incident occurred in Shibuya Ward just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. A witness told police that Ito made a U-turn at an intersection and collided with the oncoming motorcycle, carrying the man and a woman, both in their 20s. Ito kept going but returned a few minutes later.

The man suffered injuries to both arms while the woman suffered a broken leg, police said. Ito was not injured.

Police said Ito was not drunk at the time of the incident.

A former model, Ito is best known for appearing in the 2019 NHK drama “Scarlet.”

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Didn’t know he was a coward. What a disappointment. A taxi driver followed him and told him to go back, that’s the only reason why he went back to the scene. He wanted to run away. How can these people sleep at night.

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I had to google this fool, no idea who he was.

Then I saw his picture. It was the worthless commentator from Terrace House who said nothing of interest on the show!

Good job there pretty boy.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

He should be pissing in his pants now. He deserves to go to jail and a big fine. A broken leg will never be the same again. Really feel sorry for the victim.

15 ( +15 / -0 )

No idea who he is. Queue the apologies, tears, bows, 1-year suspension, etc.

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I had to google this fool, no idea who he was.

Then I saw his picture. It was the worthless commentator from Terrace House who said nothing of interest on the show!

Good job there pretty boy.

also, the guy appears on the morning show Zip talking about cinema like he’s some expert ( he’s not ) which I always find amusing ( I wonder if that’s over now ). probably the only good thing he has is kyou kara ore wa.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

What do you expect. His "qualifications" are "former model."

14 ( +14 / -0 )

Yeah, he was the eye candy to balance out Yamachan on Terrace House.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Since this is another high-profile arrest, let me guess. In the next 23 days, police and prosecutors will release tiny pieces of evidence proving guilt.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

He may be popular but obviously just a 23 year old. Bad judgement makes the situation worse.

Not sure how anyone living in Japan could not at least know who he is even if they don't care.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

It ain't always the unattractive that fall foul of the authorities.

Personally,. not shocked but girlfiend is devastated. She seemed to think that he had real purity.

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Actor Kentaro Ito arrested over hit-and-run incident in Tokyo

Ito ... collided with the oncoming motorcycle ... but returned a few minutes later.

Seems more like a hit-and-return accident.

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What happened to the honor and harmony, do the right thing and man up to your mistakes. I hope the charges of hit and run stick and not thrown out because of yen. The system must be an honorable system and do the right thing to that fits the punishment. Gomen just doesn't cut it sometimes to the victims.

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also, the guy appears on the morning show Zip talking about cinema like he’s some expert

To be honest, most 'experts' on TV are just tarentos. You know, real experts would be too 'boring'.

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What happended my namesake??..

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Ito turned into the traffic -the motorcyclist had no chance...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Sorry to kill the hype.

It seems that the guy didn't notice the bike... Some meters after the passenger told him that he felt something, and they tried to get back.

There was no intention to run away, they honestly didn't see the bike.

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bokudaToday  09:30 pm JST

Sorry to kill the hype.

It seems that the guy didn't notice the bike... Some meters after the passenger told him that he felt something, and they tried to get back.

There was no intention to run away, they honestly didn't see the bike.

If you can't see (or feel) that you have hit a motor vehicle which just happened to be carrying two adult human beings, you have some major problems and should never again be allowed behind the wheel of anything, not even a Big Wheel.

You're correct in that he didn't intend to run away only because he DID run away.

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@Mochake

You think?!

I might as well have bumped a little, and thought is nothing but an obstacle or a step.

The bike could as well have bumped with a wall trying to dodge the car.

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Defending himself, the actor said "he was in a hurry to go shopping..."

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If he had been drunk, he DEFINITELY would not have returned to the accident site. Better to run away and get caught only once he is sober than to stick around with alcohol on his breath.

Besides the urging from a taxi driver, he probably had a real quick call with his agent or talent manager. Go back, do the right thing, bow a lot, gomen nasai a lot, pass a few envelopes, visit them in the hospital, leave a few autographed souvenirs for their families, and the victims will not insist on forwarding the case to the prosecutors. He'll get a couple months of talent purgatory where we won't see him, and then will be back early next year like nothing happened.

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Lemmie tell you how this will go:

something something suspended sentence because 23-year-old actor Kentaro Ito A former model, Ito is best known for appearing in the 2019 NHK drama “Scarlet.” something something no penalties because he's "famous".

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