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Actor Makoto Sakamoto arrested over domestic violence

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Actor Makoto Sakamoto, 42, known for his roles in the TV series “Liar Game” and films such as “Brave Hearts,” “Train Man” and “Battle Royale 2,” has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife and mother-in-law.

According to police, Sakamoto allegedly assaulted his wife, who is in her 40s, and her mother, who is in her 70s, in his apartment in Taito Ward, Tokyo, at around 12:20 a.m. Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said Sakamoto is accused of roughing up his wife by grabbing her hand. When his mother-in-law, who lives in another apartment in the same building, came in to try and calm things down, he struck her. Neither woman were injured, police said.

Police said Sakamoto was drunk when they arrived and has denied the charge. He was quoted as saying he didn’t hit anyone. He was sent to prosecutors on Tuesday.

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Actor Makoto Sakamoto, 42, known for his roles in the TV series “Liar Game” and films such as “Brave Hearts,” “Train Man” and “Battle Royale 2,”

The fact that he is someone "famous" nothing will come of this, so why is it even posted? We all know that celebrities get special treatment and are exempt from most laws that would land normal people in jail.

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Makoto Sakamoto................try saying that name 5 times fast.

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Simple reason drunk, hayzZzz

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@borscht

I completely agree with your post. But after looking up his photo, I am still thinking "Who?"

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When it comes to actors and singers in the crime section, I think it would be best if JapanToday were to include a photo. Readers might not know the actors names but quite possibly could recognize them.

It will also cut down on the number of readers who insist on posting: “Who?”

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He was quoted as saying he didn’t hit anyone

Well I guess someone is playing the Liar Game.

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Neither woman were injured, police said.

was

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roughing up his wife, mother-in-law; he struck her

pop goes the weasel...

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Pls be polite to women , U were born from a woman.

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If he struck the woman she is injured.

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He assaulted by grabbing her hand?? More details needed on this one before jumping to conclusions

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Listen I understand that times are stressful. If you have a few too many do it alone and don't bother others.

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