Actress Erika Sawajiri, 27, says her divorce from multimedia creator Tsuyoshi Takashiro, 48, has been finalized, some 3 1/2 years after the couple announced they were splitting in 2010.
Sawajiri was spotted by tabloid media submitting her papers filing for divorce at a ward office in Tokyo on Dec 28. On Dec 27, Takashiro did likewise. The couple married in January 2009.
According to individuals close to Sawajiri, Takashiro is not obliged to pay alimony, Nikkan Sports reported.
After leaving the ward office, Sawajiri told reporters: "A few days ago, Tsuyoshi and I finalized the arrangements for our divorce. From this moment on, I wish to look positively toward the future, try my best, and work hard," Nikkan Sports reported.
Sawajiri also apologized to the media and her fans. "I am deeply sorry for my behavior in the past and for causing so much trouble. From 2014 onwards, I promise to be a changed individual."© Japan Today