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Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting singer Tomomi Kahara

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting singer Tomomi Kahara by forcibly pulling her by the arm and shoving her shoulder while in a taxi.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Friday in Shinagawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said Kahara, 46, was in a taxi when the driver told her that another taxi had been following them for about 30 minutes. The driver asked Kahara if she was in any trouble.

Kahara asked the taxi to stop and the other taxi also stopped. She went back and opened the door and got into the taxi and started arguing with the man inside who is a magazine reporter, police said.

The argument ended with the man grabbing Kahara’s arm and shoving her out of the taxi. Kahara then called 110.  

Police said Kahara and the man do not know each other. They said the suspect has denied that he roughed up the singer who was not injured.

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Seems like she wants an attention. Her fault for getting out from the taxi. Anyway, never heard of her.

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@BackpackingNepal

You've never heard of her? How I envy you?

Save your dream. Save your love. It could be a good luck.

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No big fan but much to speculate about. - The first paragraph looks like he assualted her in the same taxi.

The next paragraph shows her driver was aware of her ‘tail’ and alerted her to it. She left her taxi, got in his and apparently confronted him. Having been ‘made’, he wasn’t happy about it and tried to force her out. (He either had photos and/or was aware of where she was coming from and wanted to see where she was going next.) She wasn’t having it. Good for her! Hope they get him on stalking as well as the physical assault.

Don’t rush to judge her @*BackpackingNepal 3:48p. *Sadly, she was ‘Tops of the Charts’ under deep influences of a ‘Svengali’, both with rumored ‘drug addictions’. Now, she’s been cast aside by the entire industry AND her a former “fans” as ‘yesterday’s idol’.

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A paparazzi no doubt but I'm highly skeptical about the "injury" she's making a claim about.

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Maybe you overlooked it, but NOinjury” was alluded to, by anyone @Speed 4:44p.

*- “Police said Kahara and the man don’t know each other. The suspect ‘denied that he roughed up the singer’ *who was NOT injured.” -

However, ANY kind of touching is ‘physical assault’ including ‘grabbing, holding, poking a finger in the chest’ to make a point. He who touches First is the ‘assailant’.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

I certainly do remember her. She was a product of that god-awful criminal music producer (can't remember his name). Weren't they in a relationship or something?

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Highly disconcerting to be followed by someone, especially if you are a woman. I respect what she did but it was dangerous to confront someone like that who could be a psycho.

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"on suspicion of"? You mean they haven't determined whether it was assault or not?

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She is the one that should have been arrested.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

She is the one to have invaded privacy space.

If she felt danger because followed, call police, do not play the police.

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Mark Apr. 17 08:03 pm JST

She is the one that should have been arrested.

Jonathan PrinToday 12:16 am JST

She is the one to have invaded privacy space.

If she felt danger because followed, call police, do not play the police.

Sexist pigs.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

In her lifetime she must have confronted many paparazzi

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At the time she jumped into the taxi, was the guy breaking any laws? If someone jumps into my taxi I’m going to shove them out...male or female.

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That reporter should get some jail time to teach him a lesson. These guys need to learn they can't do this kind of stuff.

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Random Today 12:34 pm JST

At the time she jumped into the taxi, was the guy breaking any laws? If someone jumps into my taxi I’m going to shove them out...male or female.

Are you really this dumb, or are you just playing dumb because you are grasping like hell for a way, any way at all, to make this look like the woman was in the wrong for confronting a stalker?

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Yeah, girl, it was pretty stupid to get into the taxi.

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 grabbing Kahara’s arm and shoving her out of the taxi

He shoved her OUT of his taxi, so who is the aggressor here?

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bobcatfish

@BackpackingNepal

You've never heard of her? How I envy you?

Save your dream. Save your love. It could be a good luck.

I'm proud I have never heard of her either.

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Poor Tomomi-san has been through the ringer since her days with the high flying TK “hit factory” of Tetsuya Komuro during the 1990s. Got hooked on recreational drugs thanks to some questionable friends, and her career took a slow downward spiral.

I remember her on a HeyHey Christmas Special in 1999 and it was obvious she was bombed. Downtown Hamada yelled at her to stop blabbering and just “sing” (i.e. mime with the soundtrack). She just seemed too nice to say no to the bad influences around her.

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Btw, her name used to be Tomomi Kahala when she was at the top of the 1990s charts with her hit singles and albums, but I guess her name was changed to Kahara during one of her career reboots. She was romantically involved with TK, but experienced several ODs on tranquilizers after their highly-publicized breakup. Said to be doing better now.

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