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Actress Tomoko Tabata reportedly attempts suicide

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Actress Tomoko Tabata, 34, was in a stable condition in hospital on Friday after she reportedly attempted to commit suicide.

Japanese media reported that Tabata slit her left wrist at the residence of her 38-year-old boyfriend in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward at around 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Police said there was no evidence of any crime, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Tabata's agency released a statement to the media saying that Tabata told them she cut herself by mistake while cutting up a pumpkin. Tabloid media reported that Tabata took a sleeping pill before cutting herself, but the agency denied this, saying there was nothing to support such a claim.

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Rule of thumb, always, always give a picture to go along with the story.

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@harvey pekar ditto

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Or watch it on the "wide show" which yesterday had her flailing away trying to explain that pumpkin story.

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Gesture, not attempt.

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she is beautiful and talent, please be strong.

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Hope she fully recovers and gets on with her life.

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Cut her wrist at her boyfriend's house. Probably a control attempt when he mentioned breaking up with her.

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Watch her, carefully. She's got a few issues that the story doesn't reveal. Would hate to see her accomplish her wish, but you can't stop the obsessive compulsion in people who think suicide is either an honourable thing to do or the only thing they can think of doing that makes sense, and Japan is a country full of that nonsensical philosophy. Sadly.

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Googled her photo.

I like her hairstyle.

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Knowing a couple of people who have shanked themselves while trying to split a pumpkin, I will give her the benefit of the doubt. Moreover, what if she did try and commit suicide? Criticizing people or grandstanding for the benefit of the peanut gallery doesn't really help.

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I had to Google Image search her.......and in practically every picture she has "crazy eyes". She just exudes "nutjob" IMO.... so I'm not in the least surprised that she's unstable enough to cut herself.

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It was apparently an accident...

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Wow. "Crazy eyes." "Nutjob." Is it any wonder some people with mental health issues try to hide their problems? Such compassion. I hope she gets the help she needs, whatever her issues may be.

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Please show her 5th grade picture or something like Yahoo would have.

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When only a very small fraction of Japanese entertainment news is covered here, with for instance, the deaths of famous actors with decades of fame being completely ignored, it's a wonder why thus unsubstantiated item is deemed worthy of being run.

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Tabata’s agency released a statement to the media saying that Tabata told them she cut herself by mistake while cutting up a pumpkin.

Was she cutting it with a scimitar?

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I recognize her. Looks like Tsuchiya Anna a little bit.

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Suicide (attempt) IS a crime where I come from. Guess Japan thinks differently.

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Suicide (attempt) IS a crime where I come from.

Must be a jolly place full of happy people.

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Commodore Shmidlap (Retired)Nov. 10, 2015 - 04:15PM JST Suicide (attempt) IS a crime where I come from. Must be a jolly place full of happy people.

Suicide is a crime in most western countries.

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