Actor Junichi Ishida, 55, was the special guest this week at a preview screening of “La Boheme,” which begins showing at cinemas nationwide from Feb 14, but the media were more interested in his son’s recent scandal reported in a women’s weekly magazine.
Issei Ishida, 34, who lived with actress Chiharu Kawai, 35, and whose relationship became public in March 2007, was reported last month to be also seeing a female friend he had known since childhood, and who has had an abortion and attempted suicide three times. Kawai has since moved out of his apartment. Issei’s contract with his agency was not renewed at the end of last month.
Junichi said he was also very sorry for what his son had done, and said he had met Issei on Monday. “Issei is truly sorry, and I think he deeply regrets his behavior. Now would be a good time for him to rethink everything.”© Japan Today